I have been browsing pet rescue as a friend mentioned (just casually, she's not even sure yet!) that she may be ready to adopt a dog. It is heartbreaking to read the mentions about how they got to be in foster care. Lots of puppies that just got left to die somewhere. One big dog that had been crated pretty much 24/7 for the first year of his life. Quite a few that were very fearful of humans, had broken limbs, underfed, etc.
But the one that really got to me this time was the listing that read: "I was surrendered to a pound when the dog that my owners got me to be a companion to died." WTF?! This is her. 5 years old. hhttp://www.petrescue.com.au/listings/203399 If I had room for her, I'd consider adopting her.