When dogs are in a rescue shelter it’s usually because they have been saved from a life of neglect and need a new home.

However, when one family from Australia adopted a new dog they could never have imagined how it would change their lives.

It all started when the Doberman was spotted being aggressive towards the family’s 17-month old toddler.

Choosing to give a troubled rescue dog a home is one of the kindest things a person can do for an animal.

New families can give the adopted dog the love, warmth, and affection that they may have never been given before.

There are certain dog breeds, including Pit Bulls and Dobermans, that end up spending a lot of time in rescue centres due to the aggressive reputations they have, meaning they are less likely to be adopted.