Bruiser's siblings were shot, before I knew it. We took her, and she was wonderful.
Gil's siblings were shot, we think...they disappeared and that's what we heard, but because Gil was promised to us, they left him abandoned at an abandoned house. It's lucky that I went by ahead of time, after getting a bad feeling about him. So, we didn't save him from being shot knowingly, but had we not agreed to him, he would have been.
On the other hand, in L.A. we rescued dogs, brought them up to good health, trained them, and then placed them. Mostly with policemen. So, we did take them in, but didn't keep them all in that situation.
Once, we found an American Staffordshire Terrier, who it turned out had gotten loose from a loving show home in Nevada. I used to get the staff newsletter, and saw a dog on the back cover of one that looked just like him, in an older issue which I remembered. It turned out to be his line, and we got to his owner through that photo of a dog winning in a show, because the names were on a plaque. One of my more bizarre rescues.
Apparently, Thunder, a full grown dobie, had been in front of a supermarket all day with a note attached to him, and no one would take him. He was heading to the pound, and he had health issues. I wouldn't have missed having him for anything, looking back. He was an amazing dog, and amazing with my 3 small children.
People do some rotten things to dogs, and there have been times when I've just been in the right place, at the right time, to save them.
I've also gotten dogs in other places, of course, but those just illustrate what you said about taking them in if it was the only chance that they had.
Hopefully, you won't be looking for a dog for many, many years to come. But, when you do, I hope that it's the perfect dog for your home, no matter where they come from.
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