Here's ruby, she's a red doberman rescue that was found with her brother in a sack tossed into a river in wyoming. Turns out she had a liver shunt (a condition where an artery grows linking the liver directly to the heart, which causes many problems, including growth issues) and that was probably the reason the breeder decided to toss them. She was found by a bus full of hippies and brought to oregon where she had surgery to remove the shunt. She then made her way up to snoqualmie, washington to be involved in a program where kids in prison train dogs. That's where I adopted her from.
Here's Gin, we found her and her brother Tonic running down the highway where I work in the middle of winter (a high of 17 fahrenheit that day). They had no tags, no microchip, and were full of internal and external parasites and emaciated. When we got them home, they pooped out bits of plastic bags, styrofoam and other miscellaneous garbage, but after a few months and a few trips to the vet, they were plump, vaccinated, microchipped and fixed.
Here's a picture of all the dogs together, you can see Tonic in there he's the other blue merle daschund, and then Scotch, which is the brown daschund:
Here's our cats, meowmeowkitchymeow on the left, and meowzer on the right:
Here's tonic and some random dude: