Both dogs came from rescue. Maddie, 4 yrs old the female was shy when we first got her, but has developed into quite a lady. Puff 4 yrs old, was found as a stray, had huge seperation problems when he came to live with us. He has come a long way in 6 months. They have become best buddies and the lady rules. He says its easier that way. What a great feeling when you walk into a room and they are always so excited to see you. They have given us so much Everyone should have a rescue dog.