Adopting a dog is an excellent way to give a very deserving dog a second chance.
Just some quick facts about adoption....
Contrary to popular belief, shelter dogs usually don't end up in shelters because they have a problem....the most common reason that dogs are surrendered is because people are moving and don't want to bother with taking the dog.
Adult dogs have a much lower chance of being adopted than puppies.
Adult, black dogs are usually the last dogs to get adopted.