We rescued Heidi last June. She was 14 months old, spent long days in a crate, had no toys, no leash, no bed. And she had already had two abdominal surgeries to remove things she had eaten that were not edible (aluminum can and iPhone charger). When we rescued her, she really rescued me, as I suffer from chronic depression. Every day with this joyful dog helped me laugh and gradually the depression faded away.