Thanks Lucky for the advice and link. We were one of the lucky ones when we got Buddy from a resuce group. Only now do we realize that we should have done a lot more investigation into this "rescue". Fortunately, with time and love, things have worked out for us,
but those first couple of months .... wow,
they were tough. This poor dog was so freaked out. Lord knows what he had been thorugh. In the end though (six months later), we feel very blessed.
I read a number of posts who had horrible experiences with the same rescue that Buddy came from.
I wish those kinds of places could somehow be better controlled from developing.