I have had many dogs over the years and they have all been rescued. I've heard that in Finland they are not allowed to buy dogs until all the rescue centres are empty which is a brilliant idea. I paid £120 for both my present dogs and I was happy to pay it as I think it shows the rescue centre that your intentions are good if you are prepared to pay for them. One of mine is completely blind due to eating a slug contaminated with slug bait when she was young but I adopted her knowing she would never see and she is the most gorgeous little dog; she doesn't let her lack of sight spoil her quality of life. My other dog was badly abused for 7 years of her life and is afraid of everything. She is getting better after a year with me but I don't think she will ever be normal. I love them both and I'm happy I can give them a home where they are safe and well cared for.