You hear the words rescue and adoption a lot anymore. Even in cases that are clearly not an adoption/rescue to me. An example would be we just bought a puppy from a lady. Her neighbor's dog knocked up her dog, she put the pups up for "adoption" at eight weeks old after she dewormed and vaccinated them. A lot of people would have called that adopting a puppy when no, that's BUYING a puppy. I am just curious what everyone defines as a rescue or adoption. I have had one shelter dog, have bought two puppies, and the rest of the dogs and cats (and other critters) I have/had were someone's unwanted animal.