I have a pure bred dalber-dore (dalmationXblack lab) well, he's bratty as a "full blood" prince anyway... he was rescued from a orginization called H.A.R.T. homeless animal rescue team, here in laX, at the age of four weeks. he had been on dry dog food for at least a week. amazing he surived, his mom was a dalmation who was also adopted from hart. on morning her family woke up (about a month after they got her) and she had 4 squirmy pups nursing her! well her and her family got really sick of the pups soon (for one thing their dalmations, and if you've even known one you'll know what I'm talking about, and another thing, they didn't want the pups and were having a hard enough time adjusting to the new dog as it is) so they gave hart the pups at three weeks, and they were already weaned. this was about a week after my beloved Black Jack had to be put to sleep (worst thing I've ever had to do) because he was dying from lymes disease, my dad blames himself because he didnt catch on to the illness quick enough, anyway, my mom contacted hart and we adopted louis (pernounced louie) and he was a surprise for my dad. most people say it was too soon, but it definately helped the grieving porcess.
I'm curently trying to talk my parents into another dog, they both love dogs, we can financialy, physicaly, and mentaly care for a second dog. we have a good size house and a huge back yard, we will definately give it enough attention, Louis is spoiled rotten... and we could save a dog's life in adopting it!!!