In most houses, this is where you'll find the family dog. :) It's no different in our house.
Our two dogs are Lucky, a Lab mix (with Shepherd or Rottie, probably) and Odo, an Australian Shepherd. Both of them came to us as adults in 1999, shortly after we moved in to our first house. We "inherited" Lucky from friends of friends who were divorcing, Odo was rescued from an animal shelter after having been turned in by his owner. As any dog lover would expect, they've added a lot to our home and have become important part of our lives very quickly.
In the process of finding Odo, I became acquainted with many good people from Second Time Around Aussie Rescue [STAAR], and have become a rescue representative for them. Please feel free to visit their site or contact me if you want further information on adopting a rescued Australian Shepherd.