This article is from the Publications about dogs FAQ, by Cindy Tittle Moore with numerous contributions by others.
Many people have experienced the rewards of rescuing a dog from the
shelter or through a rescue group. There are pitfalls as well as
rewards, most of which are easily avoided. If you have questions,
these sets of books will help you out.
Benjamin, Carol Lea. _The Chosen Puppy: How to Select and Raise a
Great Puppy from an Animal Shelter_. Howell Book House, 1990.
Benjamin, Carol Lea. _Second Hand Dog: How to Turn Yours into a
First-Rate Pet_. Howell Book House, 1994.
An excellent handbook that dispells many myths about the
adopted dog, gives plenty of tips and suggestions on how to
deal with common problems. Very useful.
Branigan, Cynthia. _Adopting the Racing Greyhound_. Howell Book House,
Highly recommended for anyone thinking of adopting a track
Palika, Liz. _Save That Dog: Everything You Need to Know About
Adopting a Purebred Rescue Dog_. Macmillan General, 1997.
Papurt, Myrna. _Saved: A Guide to Success With Your Shelter Dog_.
Barrons Educational Series, 1997.
Rubenstein, Eliza and Shari Kalina. _The Adoption Option: Choosing and
Raising the Shelter Dog for You_. Howell Book House, 1996