I was dead set on getting an Akita when we started looking for a puppy and when all these GSDs started popping up and my husband (a GSD lover) got all excited it put me out and made me start to go all anti german shepherd haha.
My sister volunteers and a humane society though and let me know of a 4 month old black GSD puppy that was being held there because it was lost. They tried to contact the owner through their microchip, phoned them, left them messages, and mailed them for 2 weeks. My husband had me call the day before to see if he was picked up yet which he wasn't so we popped in at 9 AM the next day when they opened him and adopted him in under an hour. It was a match made in heaven the way he just loved to cuddle and when I saw him I had to have him. Granted he was heavily sedated from his neutering haha.
Here I am now and I don't want anything other than GSDs haha