What Breed of Dog Do You Like?Would You Get a Dog From a Rescue Center?

The last dog i had was a great dane from a rescue center and he was no trouble

I love Great Danes. I bought two puppies when my daughters were children. Husband #1 ran over one in the driveway after we separated. He let the second one run away and he never tried to find him. (He had gotten the house when we split and I left the pups with him and the kids.)

Since I got rid of that husband, I've had several more Great Danes (husbands, too, come to think of it!). Sir Duke of Mozart (AKC registered, Boston marked) was a 2 year old that I got from Colorado Great Dane Rescue. He was the most wonderful dog I had ever seen. Loyal, sympathetic, loving, gentle, great with kids and everything one would want in a dog. I had him for five years.

The next one I called Cowboy, (harlequin) I got from the Waco animal shelter. Didn't work well for us. He, apparently, hated horses. We (my husband of 17 years and I) had 30 of them on our ranch and he barked every time he saw or heard one. We returned him to the shelter after about a week of non-stop barking.

Then came Baron Von Bowser, another AKC registered Dane; a 2 year old & our first merle. We called him Duke. We got him at the Animal shelter, too. Another fantastic adoption. He passed on at 6 years.

After him, Lady Lilly Dee Giant and Malachi, both from the same seller. Lady is AKC registered harlequin. Malachi was supposed to be registered, but never was. He was the meanest, nastiest, most vicious Great Dane I have ever seen. He bit me after I got him. I sent him to a trainer and he bit the trainer, too. He threatened my husband and grown son and had to be put down when my 3 year old grandson came to live with us.

After Duke died, we got Prince Atticus Sparton, another 2 year old merle, through a Great Dane Rescue online. He is, presently, the love of my life and a wonderful dog (as long as there are no strangers anywhere near us).

So, you can see that I really like having Great Danes and I don't hesitate to get them from rescue organizations.

  • emmarose

    You obviously like large dogs, and as you have already had a good experience with rescue centres, just go to one and give a good home to one of those unfortunate dogs
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  • bestadvicechick

    My husband and I adopted 2 pugs from a rescue center and just love them. They shed alot so don't get them if that's a big deal to you. They are really loyal to their owners and needs lots of love and attention. If you're not going to be home much, it's best you adopt 2 at the same time so they can keep each other company. I thought this was crazy at first but it turned out to be very true. We adopted a brother and sister and they've been great together. It's nice because I don't always have the time to play with them so they have each other to play with. Rescue centers are great.
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  • Nancy Kay

    All 3 of my dogs are rescues! An elderly German Shepherd, a blind MinPin/Chihuahua mix, and a blind black Cocker Spaniel…and I love them all…and any other dog around…so breeds, per se, are not a criteria for me…if it wags a tail, I'm in love!
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  • ??¢??

    Me and my family are wanting a dog from a rescue centre, and we are all interested in West Highland Terriers and spaniels.

    I think this is the best thing to do, what is the point in buying a dog, when there is soooo many dogs in rescue centres that need love and attention?

    Good Luck in your decision xx
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  • Chichi0521

    I would ALWAYS get a dog from a rescue center. They are just tons of homeless ones. I like cocker spaniels and beagles, but usually fall for something totally different at a rescue center. I really believe that "animals pick you" Not the other way around
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    Had lots of animals, worked for animal shelter.

  • Barbara B

    I love all dogs - from teacup poodles to Mastiffs - they're wonderful.

    I've had 5 rescued dobermans, a rescued border collie (now 15 years old and spry as a chicken) and my current sweetie pie is my rescued pit bull Baby Blue.

    My dad has had no fewer than 5 GD's in the house - all rescues. Plus countless golden retrievers, labs, and even a mini dachshund. All rescues.

    Each and every one of these dogs came from questionable if not horrific backgrounds - each and every one of these dogs were angels from heaven!

    Hooray for RESCUE!!!
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  • Saiph

    I love Greyhounds, and will definetely get one from a shelter when the time comes! My family has 4 dogs, all of them rescued strays from the streets. (All of them mixed-breed mutts, too!) We love our dogs and couldn't imagine life without them. All of our cats are rescues from the Humane Society, and they are the most amazing individuals!
    I definetely believe in getting dogs and cats from shelters. You are saving a pet that needs a loving home, and the adult ones are usually already trained and housebroken. They are SO grateful, too-they seem to know you saved their life, and usually make the most loving pets.
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  • asummersheart

    i like larger size dogs like labs and retrievers. i would get a dog from a shelter if it was potty trained and acted well around people, i think it's really good to rescue dogs.
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  • GrnEyedBrunette

    The best experiences I've had with dogs have all been mixed breeds. They don't have the complications usually found in purebreds (bad hips, eye and ear infections, so on). The only time I have to take them to the vet is for their shots.
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  • teri..

    I would get a dog from a rescue centre, if i havnt rescued them from my work i have gone to a centre, there are so many lovely, great dogs waiting for a nice home.

    Rescue centre everytime for me
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  • Erica Lynn

    I'm a shepherd lover. I personally will not go to a rescue again. So far I have had one dog with hip dysplasia (mix breed), one with a heart murmur (shepherd), one with everything under the sun (chihuahua), one with cancer (mix breed), one with the worst allergies ever (American Pit Bull Terrier), and my current one has allergies (mix breed). I have had some that were so badly abused that they would have seizures if you made a loud noise or sudden movement (one was a beagle and the other a mix). That's just the dogs. For the cats I had one that would NEVER use a litter box and actually pulled clothes off of hangers to go and several with cancer. All of the cats were mixes. I know there are good shelter pets but I am just not finding them. I prefer reputable breeders that do health testing and raise their puppies in the house as part of the family. I know it is no guarantee for health but I've had much better luck. I WILL NOT buy from a person who does not health screen though. I'd rather take my chances with the shelter. Same quality and I would save a life rather than put money in an irresponsible person's pockets. I do still encourage others to rescue unless they are looking for something very specific (i.e. a working dog or a service dog). Then I recommend that they get their pup from parents proven to do the task.
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  • Nicole C

    The thing about rescue animals is that there are so many organizations that specialize in breeds. Several of these are pure breed puppies that people didn't want to take care of after spending thousands!

    "Why buy as shelter dogs DIE!"
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  • louisejess3

    i want to get a boxer from rescue centre. but doubt i will as u have to pay and cant afford it at all
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  • bethy

    Jack Russels are the best…get one

    …we had one which died recently!!!

    …get one…a long haired one

    …i love em
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  • mury902

    I love labs. They're affectionate and fun, they just need a lot of excersise.

    And, yes, absolutly I would get a rescued dog.
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  • Shelly C

    I've got a border collie & he's so lively - almost like he's on speed - all the time! We didn't get him from a rescue center but I wouldn't hesitate about getting one from there - they know their stuff!!
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  • doris s

    I adopted a pure breed Lhasa Apso from a rescue center. She was filthy, matted, stunk to high heaven, skinny and scared to death. That was 2 years ago. Today she is a beautiful, well mannered, well behaved precious little girl. Every day I have her I thank God how lucky we were to find one another. I got her to keep my Shih Tzu company, and they get along great. My favorite breed is the shih tzu, if you like small dogs.
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  • muse

    I love mongrels because that is what I have. She is a mongrel terrier, her mum was a fox terrier. I like these dogs as they are full of character. She is very stubborn though and it's quite hard to get her to do what you want but that's half the fun, she is such a rascal. I got her when she was 8 weeks old, but I am all for getting dogs from rescue centres. They need a good home and if you want to get a dog, it would be nice to give one of them a better life. Overall I like mongrel type dogs the best, as you know you are getting an original, not a cloned pedigree dog, and also they are far healthier.
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  • Kathy and Jeff L

    I prefer larger dogs, so I've had three Danes and am waiting on a fourth. They are so sensible, funny and fun to play with, and mine have always been good with the kids. I would get one from a rescue if I had the time to work with any problems I could possibly encounter from former abuse or neglect. I admire those who run these centres because they not only save them from destruction and work to place them again. Thanks for all the hard work you all do - God Bless Ya
    Kathy - Atlanta
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  • random.princess

    i like spaniels. and i would get a dog from a rescue center bt first check about the dog and wot its been through.xxxxxx
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  • bohrcmrinsitsy1

    I have gotten a wolf (yes it was a real wolf and legal in that state), a Collie and a mutt from shelters and they were the best dogs I ever had….I also have rescued dogs from the streets they too are good pets. I've only had one bad experience with a shelter dog but after a year of training she came out of her problems (she had been severly abused and almost killed) so I recomend always asking the dogs history and why it is in the shelter.Always adopt a dog if you are just looking for a pet…why buy when so many need homes.
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  • erinn83bis

    I love most dog breeds. Some of my favorites are Italian Greyhounds, Irish Wolfhounds, German Shepherds, Great Danes, Pugs, and PBGVs. I absolutely adore rescue puppies. I try not to support any inappropriate breeding, but last year bought a puppy at a petstore out of pity.
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  • genkilady

    as i am allergic to most dogs i can only have a breed that doersnt shed so i like the bichon frise. small fluff balls with a brilliant personality and demeanour.
    i tried the rescue for one but the waiting list was too long so I bought one from a good breeder. but i would certainly get a dog from a rescue centre IF it was suitable.
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  • Lady Sam

    I love Great Danes. I bought two puppies when my daughters were children. Husband #1 ran over one in the driveway after we separated. He let the second one run away and he never tried to find him. (He had gotten the house when we split and I left the pups with him and the kids.)

    Since I got rid of that husband, I've had several more Great Danes (husbands, too, come to think of it!). Sir Duke of Mozart (AKC registered, Boston marked) was a 2 year old that I got from Colorado Great Dane Rescue. He was the most wonderful dog I had ever seen. Loyal, sympathetic, loving, gentle, great with kids and everything one would want in a dog. I had him for five years.

    The next one I called Cowboy, (harlequin) I got from the Waco animal shelter. Didn't work well for us. He, apparently, hated horses. We (my husband of 17 years and I) had 30 of them on our ranch and he barked every time he saw or heard one. We returned him to the shelter after about a week of non-stop barking.

    Then came Baron Von Bowser, another AKC registered Dane; a 2 year old & our first merle. We called him Duke. We got him at the Animal shelter, too. Another fantastic adoption. He passed on at 6 years.

    After him, Lady Lilly Dee Giant and Malachi, both from the same seller. Lady is AKC registered harlequin. Malachi was supposed to be registered, but never was. He was the meanest, nastiest, most vicious Great Dane I have ever seen. He bit me after I got him. I sent him to a trainer and he bit the trainer, too. He threatened my husband and grown son and had to be put down when my 3 year old grandson came to live with us.

    After Duke died, we got Prince Atticus Sparton, another 2 year old merle, through a Great Dane Rescue online. He is, presently, the love of my life and a wonderful dog (as long as there are no strangers anywhere near us).

    So, you can see that I really like having Great Danes and I don't hesitate to get them from rescue organizations.
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  • KimmieLinh

    The breed I love best are Beagles. How can you not love those floppy ears! My 4 year old beagle was given to me, he was last in the litter and there was "something" wrong with him. He is perfectly fine except that his feel turn outward like a ballerina and runs and walks just fine. He walks like he is prancing.

    His brother Tanner, I rescued from a shelter when he was 10 weeks old. He is my designer dog, a sheagle (sheltie/beagle). I highly recommend to adopt from a shelter. They need homes too. Remember the Pedigree commerical, that makes me cry.
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  • me n' mona

    I personally love Weinerheimers, they're beautiful dogs, but I'll never own one. I have two dogs who are both from rescue shelters and while they're not pure breeds, they both have the most perfect personalities. Always get a dog from a shelter if you can…someone will always adopt the pure breeds.
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  • Jan S

    I've had several RSPCA rescue dogs - all x-breeds. They have been lovely dogs.

    My present dog is the hardest dog I've ever trained, due to the fact she was badly abused as a young dog. We think she's been tied up and kicked, and had several injuries to support this view.

    An abused dog can be very difficult to re-train - I never know when mine is going to panic at nothing. She did this a lot when she came, and very rarely reverts, but will always have the odd hangup, like being terrified of toddlers.

    Something that was abandoned as a pup or has been previously well treated should be fine. Good luck
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  • toto

    As my hobby is showing dogs I obviously have to buy pedigree with papers …….used to have cocker spanies for a number of years but for the last 17 years have owned Bearded Collies and they are brilliant ………………real fun .
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  • kleo

    staffies all the way they are just great good temp brill with kids not very obiedient tho but i like naughty dogs it gives them a personality lol
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  • TritanBear

    I love large breed dogs and I have had tons of different breeds but the one breed I love and can not be without is the Labrador Retriever. Yes I owuld get a dog from a rescue center, some of my greatest dogs came from rescue and I still do rescue work and fostering.
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  • Ronziie__x

    get a rough collie! they are so good and gentle and no fuss at all. they just make no fuss at all and are so cute. they are gentle and also very beautiful but need a bit of looking after. grooming and exercise too. i know this because i have two of my own they are the best! thxx from ronziie xx
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  • Ian C

    I always say if you want a dog, have a dog not a lap rat
    I have a rotweiler, it was either a rottie or a doberman for me.
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  • Mary C

    I had a greyhound last summer she was a stray….i loved her……but she left me…
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  • barry g

    i have 2 greyhound bitches
    1 was from a rescue centre i've had her 5 yrs she's now 9
    1 from a breeder last yr she's 4 (retired racing ) looking to breed her
    absolutly brilliant dogs no trouble at all
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  • STEFF Tarby

    i got my staffy from a rescue centre and she is the most adorable dog ever. she is a proper family dog and loves my children to bits. she fitted into our family great and my little boy can do anything from lying on her to pulling her ears and mouth and she not bothered. of course there is some dogs out there who dont have the temperment that mine has but what do you expect if you dont know the real situation that they came to be in the rescue centre and how they were treated in the previous home. its a chance that you take when rescuing a dog. everybody deserves a chance
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  • Ghostgirll1991

    wow Ive always wanted a great Dane but what i really want is a German shepherd and yes i would probably get it from a rescue center
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  • LISA H

    All the dogs I've had are from rescue centres and have been lovely dogs. At the moment I have a Border Collie x Doberman and a Yorkie x Patterdale both of which came from rescue centres.
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  • willow

    The Avatar say's it for me!
    All the dogs I've had have been 'rescued' After the trauma of losing one recently, it never gets easier, I'm now getting to know a new friend. We only got her yesterday but I can already see what a fantastic temperment she has and although skinny she's one of the most beautiful German Shepherds I've ever seen!
    Now I've seen the photos of where my girl came from! She was kept in an 8ft x 12ft shed with 7 other females + a litter of 4 pups mother unknown and goodness knows how many litters she has had in her very short life! I'd advise anyone buying a puppy to be very careful to find out exactly where and how they've been bred!
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    I've been a dog owner (various breeds and a few mongrels)since I was a teen and that's over 40 years!

  • sue

    my all time fave dog is british bulldog, and i am now the proud owner of one. i would definitely consider getting a dog from a rescue centre but u must realise that alot of these dogs may have medical problems or could have been abused so will require alot of patience and tlc
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