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I rescued Billy, my Aussie Terrier, when he was abandoned at a dog park at about 2-3 years of age, 6 years ago. He's the only rescue I've ever had, and he's the most loyal, devoted dog I've ever had. Do adult dogs know they've been rescued, and show it?
 

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Dogs, in varying degrees, are driven for social interaction, a comfy and safe shelter, food, play, and other things that a home provides them. They don't understand the concept of being adopted or rescued, or feel grateful, in the human senses of those words.
 

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What canyx says makes sense. But my rescue, Pippin was the most devoted loving dog ever. Could be because he's the only male I've had among 4 females but he was different.
 

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Most of the breeders I know say their male dogs are more cuddly and devoted to them than their females. This is across multiple breeds.
 
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