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Pet rescues and shelters are all over the United States, Canada and Mexico. Animals taken into shelters are usually strays, older dogs, unwanted, and those deemed not serviceable by breeders. Many animals are euthanized when they cannot be adopted. Rescues are usually run by volunteers and depend on donations to take care of the animals. Shelters are usually funded by government and donations, and often have paid workers and volunteers. Many rescues are breed specific, and are easily found online. Adopting a rescue or shelter dog is seen as rescuing and saving their life, without promoting excessive breeding associated with pet stores. Animals rescued from shelters have been proven to be loyal, loving and make wonderful companions.