I am new to this group and have joined to see if something helpful pops up for me. I have spent countless hours looking through profiles at local shelters for a dog that might be what my husband and I want/need for a doggie companion. I feel that we could love almost any dog, and want to adopt a rescue, but every time I inquire about a particular dog -- or actually (before this quarantine) go to meet them -- something just isn't right. The dogs seem uninterested, distracted, etc. I know shelter life is hard, but there should be an immediate (dare I say, love at first sight?) connection, right? I keep coming back to memories of my "Abby". She was a beautiful Golden Retriever/Yellow Lab cross, and I miss her sooooo much! Especially during this time.