How old? Yep, takes nerve to ask for someone else's dog. It's to their credit they took her up on it too.
A neighbor had a dog that was not receiving much attention, and sometimes not enough food. Some of the other neighborhood folks were indignant about the situation, but nobody knew what to do.
In the end, my wife came up with a solution. It took more chutzpah than she is usually known for, but she went to the neighbors and asked them to give us the dog if they weren't going to care for it.
I should have taken pictures of Molly when we took her in. She was a mess, with long, matted hair and some bald spots on the back and tail. The thing that amazes me is that she never had puppies. A fertile female dog kept untended outside usually ends up pregnant. We had her spayed ASAP once we 'adopted' her.
We still haven't been able to get her legs white, but that is probably because she is attracted to mud like bees to honey.