My rescue experience was amazing. I've actually been a volunteer at the local humane society for years but the time never matched when I could take a dog and they had a corgi. We live in Indiana and the rescue we worked with is in Ohio. We submitted our application in October (same month we were married) and received a phone call about LeeLoo in November (the day after signing on a house). They were very informative and her foster and I exchanged phone calls leading up to the big day in December. We were still in an apartment-no yard! We both worked full time. We expressed our remedy to these issues by saying we would come home everyday and walk her at lunch (and we stuck to it!) Their biggest concern was how informed I was on the breed. They don't want to someone who thinks they are cute and cuddly. They want someone who knows they're stubbornness on stubby legs. I've been in love with the breed for a decade so it was a no brainer!
The foster even met us half way in Kentucky when the day came. It was an amazing experience adopting an adult dog. They believed her to be four at the time. She's everything I could of dreamed of and more.
That being said, the humane society part of me knows that true animal fosters/rescues/societies want nothing but the best for each dog. If they know the dog has a problem and you're not a fit, you're not a fit. Soooo many people want puppies. To me, you love the breed or you just want a puppy. I didn't bat an eye to adopting a 4 year old over weight chunk. We knew we would give her the best life and she's now a happy and loving pet. She's a great addition to our family and I wouldn't change a thing.