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It is always a good idea to consider adopting a pet since so many languish in shelters in need of a home. Generally, most breed specific rescue groups evaluate the health and temperament of the rescued dogs and work to prepare them for new homes. Typically, dogs that come from rescues have current shots and vaccinations ready before they go home to you. Often times, though not always, they will have a history of the dog's likes and dislikes. The good news is that all this information will be readily available to you.
Be prepared to find that you as a potential adopter will also be evaluated for compatibility with the dog.