Carey was found walking on the side of the road, by a carpenter James knows through work. His girlfriend had just gotten a puppy and he lived in an apartment, so she was destined to go to the pound if he couldn't find a home for her quick. Zeus, our doberman had just passed away a few months before. Although he had never been to our house (completely different story) we spent alot of time with him and missed him very much. James works late sometimes and we live out in the sticks, he figured that Carey would get pretty big and make a good guard and companion for me. So he decided to bring her home (without telling me) We were riding home in the car and I asked him if the puppy was still going to the pound. He just said no. We walked in the door and the baby gate was up acrossed the hallway to our room. I looked in and there she was. James asked me if I was mad, I told him she was too cute for me to be mad (like I would've been anyway!) She has been a wonderfully protective loving dog to our family. Several times our local Humane society has had foster dogs that look identical to Carey, I think someone's dog (Carey's mama) keeps having litters and they are just dumping them on the side of the road, or where ever. When we took Carey to the vet 2 weeks after we got her he said she was prob. about 6 weeks old, so that would of made her 4 weeks when they dumped her!