I have Lucky, a buff cocker...... who was advertised "free to good home". I classify him as a rescue dog because the people who had him before would leave him locked in the basement of their house for days on end while they went out of town. He also cringes and flinches if you move suddenly or raise your voice, indicating to me that he was also physically abused. Through all the mistreatment he has suffered, he retained a faith in the goodness of mankind, and is an extremely loving and sweet creature. (As soon as I get pictures taken I will post them...I promise!!!)