we rescued bailey 14 months ago and it was the best decision we could have made. when i hear of someone that just bought a dog, i think of all the dogs that will live their final days in the cold surroundings of a shelter. never knowing love, never having a family. it just breaks my heart. shelter dogs are just as good, if not better, than the puppy mills dogs you are likely to find at the pet stores. if you are thinking of adding a dog to your family, please consider adopting a homeless pet; you will literally be saving a life.