It is always great to see a happy ending - so here are two top testimonies from a selection of the Rescue Me roster for 2011.
Cordelia Turner, of Belper, who adopted greyhound crossbreed Peggy said: “She has to be one of the happiest dogs I’ve ever met.
“She is very spoilt, is allowed on the settee, and often lies there on her back with her legs in the air waiting to be tickled, which is one of her favourite past times!”
John and Joan Hingley, of Aston-on-Trent, adopted bulldog Boo, who appeared in Rescue Me in July. Joan said: “She is very happy, affectionate and we love her so much. How anyone could have abandoned her goodness knows!”