Bead Girl. I think we will like you!
Sounds like you pretty well got it down pact. Just remember when getting from a rescue that you ask all the right questions. If they don't ask you enough questions then you know how far their emotions go when trying to place a dog with the proper caring owner. Good luck and pet finder is a great source of pairing dogs with their owners. Good luck!
The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. --Gandhi