Submitted by Shannon & Jason Smith

Sandy is a 14-year old German Shepherd Lab mix that came into our life when my husband and I were dating in college. She was found in a dumpster with her sister where they were dropped off near our apartment complex. We took them to the vet and got their wounds treated and the necessary shots. We found a home for her sister and we decided to keep Sandy.

She is scared of most things like thunderstorms, rain, and loud noises, but she is the one dog I would consider to be the protector of our family. When I was pregnant with our son, she would follow me everywhere and when he was born she would stay in his room as if she was guarding him from any harm.

Sandy can be found in the kitchen most times in the chance that a scrap of food can be found. When we have dinner guests over, she likes to snuggle her head in their lap for a chance that would give her a bite. Most people can’t resist her big brown eyes and her Oscar-winning sad face.

This past March, there was a mass the size of a grapefruit in her spleen. She had to have emergency surgery but we are very excited to report that the mass was not cancer. She is healing and is starting to act like herself again.

Thanks Shannon and Jason for sharing Sandy with our readers of Tech Times. As this month’s Grand Prize Winner, Sandy won a $40.00 Treat Basket from Pooch N Paws Pet Boutique and Barkery in Suwanee and she will be featured on our MIS Blog.

If you want free stuff for your fabulous pet, enter one of these 4 ways:

1. Call Betsy at 678-730-5527

2. Email at

3. Checkout the enclosed Pet Contest Flyer

4.  Go online to and submit your pet’s picture and story.