At any point in time there are millions of people in the United States who are thinking about getting a dog. Dogs are lovable and loyal companions, and can be trained as friendly household pets, or fierce guardians. They can be from an expensive pedigree that could allow to enter the world of dog shows, and have a new hobby, or they can be a running buddy that keeps you company on your daily jogs. People dream of having a pet that's ecstatic when they come home, and will stick by them no matter what.
At the same time, there are humane societies, pounds, and animal shelters in almost every town or county that are filled with dogs who were