I adopted Blondie, my English Pointer, from Great Plains Pointer Rescue two years ago when my daughter left to go to college. The group can answer all your questions and concerns about the dogs in their care. You know the good, the bad and ugly about the dog. They help you find the perfect fit for your situation and the perfect fit for the dog. They have a trainer who is also a volunteer who can help you address behavior concerns. I started fostering with GPPR 1 year ago and adopted Pepper, my German Shorthair Pointer/Brittany mix eight months ago. The best part about this group is that you accept only the dog(s) you feel you can handle. So if you only want young dogs, you get young dogs. If you want to help out seniors, you get seniors. If you go on vacation, they work as a team to find someone to babysit your foster. They are always there to answer questions and give advice. If you don't want to foster dogs, you can always help transport dogs or help out at events.