WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN ADOPTING A RESCUE DOG
Adopting a dog has challenges who's severity depends on what you want to do.
If you are looking to adopt the perfect dog then you need to adopt a puppy which in itself is a challenge but allows you to train the dog at a young age when they are receptive. The adage "You can't teach an old dog new tricks" mostly applies to dogs that are 3 years and older.
Older dogs have developed behaviors that sometimes are hard to correct. The older a dog gets the less likely it is you will be able to correct unwanted behaviors. Most rescue dogs are very pleasant and have good social behaviors but some have behaviors that will require the adopter to work with the dog to gain its trust and obedience.
HHSR screens all the dogs for placement in our adoption program. We also have a Sanctuary program where dogs with serious behaviors or health issues will live peacefully and well taken care of until their days end.