Look for a plug-n-play adult dog. That's the one that's already house-broken and way past that jumping, nipping, shredding, little ball of speed and mischief that is true of most puppies.
These are the dogs that will be on the euthanasia list if they don't find homes. A shelter can only keep dogs for so long before overcrowding makes it impossible. These dogs have been there the longest. Go over to the shelter. It's easy to find. Meet one of these dogs and find room for one in your heart or home.
UPDATE: ALIVE Rescue Memphis will pull some of these dogs if it can find fosters homes to keep them. The group would assume financial responsibility and work to find the dog a permanent home. Please fill out our foster application athttp://www.aliverescuememphis.org/adoptionapplication
West Memphis Animal Shelter,
500 S Loop Dr, West Memphis, AR 72301