During his stay at the shelter, Ziggy was kept crated and not taken on many walks which resulted in a painful knee condition. Siegfried was in a constant state of depression, likely bewildered why he had been given up by his family. While many people were interested in Siegfried, no one seemed to want to take on his seizure disorder and the financial obligations that would come along with it. Westside Germand Shepherd Rescue did a wonderful job promoting Ziggy's story on Facebook, but despite months of effort, he was unable to find a forever home.
However, Mr. Boughter came across the story on social media and could not bear the thought of such a beautiful dog being without a home because of his medical condition. With that thought in mind, he made arrangements to bring Ziggy home to Indiana. Ziggy's rescue mother and angel, Jackie Finkler-Reeves, drove him all the way from L.A. to Fort Wayne, Indiana in the winter.