When visiting a shelter dog to adopt question
I am trying to adopt a dog either from a shelter or an individual trying to get rid of a dog. I'm wanting to save an unwanted adult dog if I can...there are so many out there!
What I'm finding is that each dog I visit with just doesn't seem to pay any attention of me or acknowledge me at all. Maybe I'm expecting too much but I was really excited about this one dog, he was a very nice dog with ZERO aggression issues which is a big plus for me after owning a dog for 14 years that had aggression issues caused by something that happened to him (presumably) before we got him. *He hated all men and large dogs* I just don't feel a connection from him at all after going and visiting with him 3 rather lengthy visits of walking and petting.
Can someone that is experienced in this please tell me what is normal. Can I even expect an adult dog to pay any attention to me at visits? I just always felt like I'd know it when I found the right dog. OR maybe I just need to keep looking but it's getting frustrating.
Thanks in advance!