The Rescue team makes that decision, sometimes in consultation with a breeder or trainer. One reason the National Wheaten Rescue works as well as it does is that the Rescue committee is given as much responsibility and autonomy as possible. Most important, the Rescue team makes a real effort to match an adoptee to your household. That means you’ll be asked lots of picky questions and possibly even be turned down for a particular dog — but it also means that when you do adopt, you start with a much better chance of success. Not every dog is suitable for every home. We would not place a very shy Wheaten in a noisy home with children or an energetic, boisterous dog with a frail person. The rescue Wheaten has already had at least one unsuccessful experience; his next home should be his permanent one.