We adopted our jack russell terrier, Oreo, 6 years ago and we love him like our own. I have always supported adoption for dogs, rather than the purchase from puppy mills.
This article about the Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary serving Northern California warmed my heart this week. It rescues and heals displaced, abandoned, and homeless Golden Retrievers and Golden/Labrador mixes, no matter their age or health. The article, with pictures (some of them heartbreaking) will show you what happens when a dog is rescued and the amount of love and dedication volunteers at shelters or homes for animals do on a daily basis. There is a big sense of hope and relief at the end and that makes me happy.