Glad to hear they also support rescuing puppies. I was severly chastised by a woman I'd been friends with for many years when I returned my rescue and got the black lab. She was so angry, we are litterally no longer friends and my emails and phone calls go unanswered. May sound selfish, but sometimes you've got to do what's good for you and your survival first. I was extremely ill at the time, had been hospitalized twice and honestly believe my black lab has helped me. She's always there and always loving and caring, no matter what my mood may be. The right dog can do wonders for you, your health and your family. In my area it's virtually impossible to find a rescue puppy, wish you the best of luck. Just as you mentioned, the puppy will be "trained" by the older dog and learn its place in the hierarchy. Partially why I got a puppy was because I had a cat whose twin brother had died. The puppy theory didn't work on a cat. I thought they'd become friends because the dog was so young and small, but no such luck. The dog loves the cat, who "tolerates" the dog, but they're certainly not the friends I expected. Good luck with things. I honestly believe people live longer, happier lives with animals. Some sort of bond forms and everybody benefits. A bit off topic, but please excuse my spelling in earlier posts. I post a lot at night with only the light from my computer screen, so sometimes errors slip by. I remember spell checking posts in the past, but looks like they've removed that function. Anyhow, have fun. Getting and training a new dog is a challenge, but it's also wonderful and well worth the effort.