We got our boy from a shelter via local animal control. He had been neglected by his previous "owners" so was taken from them by animal control. The AC officer held onto him for almost 3 weeks, they are only suuposed to hang onto them for 5 days and if they can not get the dog into a rescue or shelter then they are supposed to have them PTS. But the AC officer thought he was such a nice boy that she held onto him longer than she was supposed to. And he is a nice boy. He's very affectionate and loves everybody.