You've wanted a dog for a long time now, and thereís never been a better time to adopt. While you could get a new puppy, there are already thousands of dogs in need of a good home who have been abandoned for one reason or another. These dogs may be young or old, sick or healthy, but they need your love. With that said, rescue dogs can be a big responsibility. Hereís what you need to know to properly socialize your new pet and give it a good home.