Go to Google and search dog rescue's for the Breed you are looking for and even the city you live in. They have them for all breeds. I have 2 Shelties from the Houston Sheltie Sancutuary. Shelties are great dogs for pets and they will bark at any inturdrers but not much protection. They areusually full breed and usaully have shots, etc. ITs worth a try and all they require is a donation to the orginazation. Be prepared though they will come to your house to see if you are worthy of adopiton just like babies. Not to bad.