My previous dog was adopted from the local humane society. She was about 2 and is still a lovely dog with the perfect temperament for my parents. My current dog was rescued by my husband via PetFinder. I don't know the name of the exact rescue organization, but the dog was being fostered at the time of adoption. He was a puppy (16 weeks) and has been a challenge behaviorally. I always wonder what trauma he experienced during his early life and feel badly that we couldn't have adopted him even earlier.