You might think giving a home to a dog no one else wants is enough. Many people expect rescue dogs to be free. However, the National Wheaten Rescue pays for the Wheaten to be spayed or neutered and will ensure that it is up-to-date on shots and does not have protein-losing diseases that affect the breed. Additionally, there are the ongoing supplies — shampoos, toys, treats, vitamins, plus the one-time costs of crates, mats, beds, grooming equipment, fencing, food and water bowls, etc. All of this comes out of the rescue organization’s budget or a club members’ personal pocket up front. Most of it will never be recovered, but if the adoption fees take care of the “big stuff,” then Rescue can take in one more dog!