Gregg took these photos at the Scottish Festival and Games a couple of weeks ago. What we were very happy to see were several dog rescue societies, very worthy causes to be sure. Many of the dogs we saw found homes that day.
Shelties are very sweet natured dogs and if you want to find out how you can adopt one, I found the Virginia Rescue here. I am sure you can find one in your part of the world too. It is a good site and tells you all about their characteristics and whether your home would be a good fit for this particular dog. As all animal lovers know, accepting a pet into one's home is a tremendous responsibility and should be a life-time commitment. Best to do a lot of research beforehand, which will avoid potential problems in the future.
There were many other types of dogs. We saw West Highland Terriers and Greyhounds to name two. All their rescue societies can be found by doing a simple search online, so if you are thinking of adding a four-legged fur baby to your family, check them out. Of course we must also remember the local animal shelter. There are many beautiful and loving animals that need a good home right there.