Gabby, the Wonder Dog, came from the pound in September Y2K. She was very anxious the first three months that we would send her back to the gulag. Now a happy, calm, quiet creature, she considers it her duty to keep our back yard free of dangerous critters like squirrels and rabbits. She is my constant companion. I, like many others here, highly recommend getting an adult dog from the pound. Although those Rottie puppies look awful tempting. . .