That's Delilah, she's our third rescue rottweiler. She maaaaay be a bit spoiled. When I woke this morning, she was curled up in her/my favorite chair. I've heard that dogs like the scent of their master, but I think she just likes it for the same reasons I do.
I'm not going to go into full "preach" mode about adopting and rescuing pets, but I sure do believe in the cause. Delilah has been a fantastic companion, a protector and a source of constant fun. We go to the beach, cruise in the convertible and occasionally eat ice cream together.
In my immediate neighborhood, one neighbor has an adopted pit bull puppy, while another has two ex-bomb sniffing dogs. They are all very socialized and friendly.
Next time you're contemplating acquiring a new friend, at least check the shelters before anywhere else. They have lots of small and large puppies, grown and senior dogs, kittens and adult cats.
Hell, many facilities even have donkeys, chickens, pigs, goats and other more exotic animals. Please make sure your neighborhood allows such critters before committing to them, though.
Thanks for your time.