I recently realized that my outlook on a lot of things has changed since I became a puppy raiser! I discovered that I feel more comfortable in public with a dog by my side. I also realized that my true passion for dogs has been discovered through a passion for people. For a long time a fostered rescue dogs and made my mission saving dogs who might have otherwise been euthanized. I love dogs and want them to live and I will always support rescues and their mission to save animals and find them new homes. But I discovered that my love for dogs could be fulfilled more through puppy raising, because of my passion for people! I want to make an eternal difference in the life of human beings, who were made in God's image and are His highest priority. If I can draw someone close to my Savior by raising a puppy then that is my mission. Don't get me wrong I do not want God's valuable creation being abused or abandoned and I have a passion for strays. If I were to chose a pet dog, my first choice would be a rescue dog. I love mixed breed dogs and I love dogs who are grateful to me for saving them. Adopting a CCI release would probably be my second choice. But REMEMBER: I AM NOT SAYING THAT CCI DOG'S ARE PREFERABLE TO RESCUE DOGS!!! I do think it is necessary for CCI to have a specific breeding program and I don't feel like that is irresponsible or adding to the problem of euthanasia. CCI breeds it's own dogs and every dog will go to a god permanent handler. We might not be helping save dogs, but we're not adding to the number that need to be saved!