You are right Jim, It's amazing how sometimes it just takes the right person.
Yesterday i walked a German Shepherd that has a problem with cars, kids and other dogs (He barks incessantly at them). He scared the heck out of some young kids at the spca yesterday.
But when I had him in the right area outdoors with no distractions and I gave him some pets and rubs - he gave me kisses and got on his back and let me belly rub him. He's a GREAT dog - just needs the right person. (and it can't be me right now unfortunately)
But this is a happy thread so YAY Valdi Yay! You deserve your forever home!