I'm planning on adopting a new dog sometime soon, but I can't decide if I want to adopt from an animal shelter or from a rescue. What are the pros and cons of both? I don't really care too much whether or not if the dogs purebred, but what I do like about the rescues is that they usually have a more extensive knowledge of the dog's temperment (from my experience anyway). I really want an active dog that I could take to dog parks, but that could be lazy on Sunday nights . My main concern is the intelligence of a dog and the potty training (that's why I'm opting for a dog rather than a puppy). What do you guys think? The dogs at the humane society over here have a really broad analysis and they don't have any details about them, but whenever I look online at the rescues, the details are pinpointed... What do you guys think? THanks for the help!!