Pointer there’s nothing wrong with getting a puppy, don’t feel bad!
IMO as long as you are dilligent in choosing a breeder and raising your puppy you are not in any way at fault – it’s people that don’t think things through that cause the rescue build up.
I’ve had lots of rescue doggies and all have been lovely, Oscar is a treasure, but I also want the opportunity to have a puppy from scratch one day, from a good breeder.
Suz, it is sad as I had a nice spot to offer to a dog from MT and I was disappointed they wouldn’t even consider me, but I guess they have their reasons. I got my dog from dogs trust in the end, they’re a bit more flexible which I think is good.