Popular Breeds. Some agencies require a home visit, particularly breed-specific rescue groups. Some popular breeds like Pit Bull Terriers, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, and Bulldogs have specific needs. Most rescue groups want people to find dogs that work for the family and their lifestyle. A rescue group that focuses on a specific breed can help the adoptive family understand the particular needs of the breed which will help everyone be happier once the dog is in its new home. When you’re adopting a dog, try to choose a breed that fits your lifestyle. People facing dog allergies may choose a Labradoodle or Schnauzer to minimize those issues.