In 2009, we adopted Tatiana through the SPCA's SIDO program. (Her brother, Tito, was adopted separately and though he had cancer, he lived for another year.) In 2012, we also adopted another SPCA dog named Lucy (also a Rottie). A few months later, our daughter Meagan's dog Pepper (a Rott mix and a previous SPCA adoptee) came to live with us all on a farm in Oregon. The dogs have a great life chasing cows and chickens and pigs. Tatiana loved going into the creek and when Pepper joined our family, he joined her there for long drinks of fresh mountain water.
On May 9th, 2014, Tatiana passed away peacefully after her own battle with bone cancer. We will all miss Tati tremendously. Rest in peace, Sweet Girl.
Many thanks to the SPCA for allowing us to be rescued by these three beautiful Rottweilers.