We had recently lost our Airedale mix who we adopted from the Animal Rescue League in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1999. We went back to the ARL to find a new pup, but the new dog had a tall order to fill. The dog had to be good with small kids and get along with our other rescue from the ARL, a Berner mix named Chopper. Ruckus, who was in the shelter for the third time after being returned twice in his short life, was a one year old pit mix. He was perfect and came home with us that day!