Many dogs come into rescue with a behavioral problem called resource guarding. Dogs will growl while guarding an object they feel is theirs. Dogs may guard food, toys, beds, sofas, and even people. The potential for a dog who resource guards to bite is very strong, esepcially if the owner does adopt careful management strategies to avoid and reduce the behavior. While many dogs with resource guarding issues get better with time or respond well to proper management of the behavior, we cannot guarantee that a rescue dog with a history of resource guarding will eliminate this behavior altogether. CHR will not adopt a dog with serious resource guarding behavior to a family with children under 18 years old age.