Some breeds do rescue animals too. When I was looking at the Tibetan Mastiff, they have a TM rescue, so you can sometimes get dogs from the breed website that are rescued animals if you don't want to go through the puppy stage.
My family thinks I'm crazy for wanting a dog that big. I'm sure I'll get over it. I think it was just the "its so cute, it looks like a giant Waldo" phase at the moment.
I swear, if I had the resources and the land, I'd be the crazy animal lady with all kinds of animals I've rescued. They just had a story on the news here where they had to rescue 12 horses from someone. It was so sad. These horses were malnourished, diseased, etc. Why do people have animals if they can't take care of them or won't?
I did tell my husband that if we buy the property we are looking at maybe I could get some sheep and the TM dog could herd them. Since they do some herding. He just laughed. He said that he could see me with a "herd" of sheep. Yeah, it is pretty funny when I think about it.