I know a couple who have always had dogs, usually two at a time. They have all been rescues. When one of the dogs died it wasn't long before another was adopted. Some came from friends who could no longer keep their dog for whatever reason, some from rescue. The dogs are loved and well cared for, taken for lovely walks (rural area) and as one of the couple is retired now they have plenty of company. Their most recent addition is a lurcher from a rescue (not sure which) and they already have a cross breed, about the size of a small labrador, which they've had for a few years. This lurcher "came with a 14 page CV outlining it's problems" (their words) although I don't know what was on it. To date the lurcher has killed their neighbour's cat and attacked a sheep (sheep survived). Not much remorse was expressed when the cat was killed other than "Well, it is a lurcher!" I am surprised it was up for adoption considering it already had a list of problems. Just wondering what other people think.