We have two rescue dogs. They both came from turbulent back rounds and one was neglected and abused the first 2.5 years of her life. Because of this they take a little more attention and care than the average dog. They are both wonderful and quirky dogs.
Best of all, they are happy to clean up the floor under the highchair 4 times a day, every day, all year long, and that means one less job for me.