I adopted my dog from Tender Heart Charities a few months ago, and their name really says it all. Lisa and Tony have the greatest hearts, welcoming these poor babies into their home, where they love them, heal them, treat them, and find them new homes. They give new life to these abandoned creatures, and allow their adoptables to have a second shot at a wonderful life. They respond quickly with an application, they will send you additional pictures and tell you very candidly about the dogs that you're interested in (temperament, training level, etc.). They are thorough in checking your background to make sure that these babies go to a good forever home that will truly be forever. However, they move quickly on the background check and are very flexible with your schedule in setting up a visitation. They really put their entire heart and soul into this, putting the well being of the dog above all else (they won't adopt a dog without making sure that it is neutered/sprayed and has shots). They care much more that it is a good match than they do about just getting these dogs adopted out as fast as possible to the first person who inquires, so you know that when adopting one of their babies, you will know that you are compatible and that you have truly found your best friend. I can't recommend Tender Heart Charities enough and will be forever grateful to them for rescuing my precious puppy.