We adopted Lindsay in Aug '08 from a shelter mid state who had advertized she and her sister (both Chow-Shepherd mix) for adoption. they were about 4 months old. We applied ready to take them both but in the meantime the sister had already been adopted. In spite of having raised 6 other puppies through adulthood and old age, we have found each to be an individual in behavior, attitude, inventiveness and yes a variety of health issues.As medical treatment gets more expensive and you just can't anticipate the unexpected. This is the only dog we have had insurance to help us out with and find that comfort without measure! This issue was skin infection, first claim a year or so ago was embedded foxtail in her groin.Both times you have been thwere to help us out!