pook was a rescue. he was 5 when he we adopted him. because he was never socialized, he had a few social issues when he first came home. he was in a four foot square pen in 100 degree heat without food water or proper shelter in the middle of a corn field. he was owned by one of our relatives and we were asked to check on him. my husband had purchased for the dog a self feeding 5 gallon water bowl. the bowl was empty and had cobwebs. we loaded him up and brought him home. since then the relative has tried to take him back. pooks will not even let him get close enough to touch him. he is so happy and loves his new life as much as we love him.