They eat your heart out. One of our grandsons moved to KY, and couldn't take one of his dogs. Our son took it, to find it a good home. Well today we got the dog, and found it a good home -OURS! The dog had lived here for about eight months, so this was home sure enough. Grandson originally move into an apartment, and dogs had to stay in a cage. Here they "free roamed" our property. When I got her back here today, she was one HAPPY dog! Even the old dog (14+), whom I thought I was going to have to put down, came back to life. I think maybe she was just sad and lonely.