We just adopted a registered English Shepherd. She is 10 months old and has already attached herself to my son. Her family posted her on craigslist on over the weekend and we brought her home on Tuesday. Her family said they were moving to Colorado and would not be able to take her with them. They had hoped she would go to a farm family. I guess wishes can come true. We told them that we had a farm, but were currently living in town due to the fire.
She's adapting well to our family and our cats have never even acted like they were afraid of her. See - not all dogs have to come from shelters to be rescued! And yes we did pay a "re-homing fee".