My best friend growing up was a rescue found as a puppy wandering around the high school where my Dad taught. I believe she was likely a cross between a German Shepherd or a Belgian Tervuren and a Collie. Fluffy (I named her, I was 3) and I were inseparable until she passed away in my arms when I was fifteen. I have a four year old son who will likely be an only child, and I would love to find a similar dog for him. I believe Fluffy taught me about unconditional love and the responsibility we have to our non human family members. Needless to say I'd like that same opportunity for my son.