I've always been in the mind of rescuing animals. Only once have I found it to not be the right match. The latest little guy to come into our home is a chiweenie. He was 6 months old, and this time around I was looking for something small, I usually go large because they have more difficulty being rescued, but this time it just wasn't an option. So, I checked the humane society several times, they had big dogs or little puppies. I looked on craigslist several times in surrounding towns even. I finally found this guy, he was 6 months old, and I contacted the owner. Who told me several things, that I found not quite truthful. When I got him, he was under weight, stunk of cigarette smoke, wasn't housebroken (if he went on a pad, it was only because you put it under him at the right moment), and was scared to death to go for a walk.
Within 2 weeks he was making great strides to let me know when he needed to go out, and had become to love going for walks, he has become quite the funny, sweet pup that I knew he was from the first time I saw him and he grabbed hole of my wrist and would not let go.
Two months later he is totally adjusted and although he as some funny quirks, it's just his silly personality. I think rescuing always makes the best and most loyal dogs....they are like people that have been in bad situations, they appreciate the good ones and the love of a family.