Sharron, can you give me a few bullet comments to start me on my way? Joe does home inspections in our area for the St Louis BRAT coordinators so I can get some input form my spouse on this one too.
As someone who recently adopted a Basenji, I think two points I would want highlighted/explained in an article about rescue are (I remember having a million questions/concerns while going through the process, but of course, now I can't remember them):
"what to expect in a home visit" - ours was really low key, but I stressed before-hand and even brushed up on my Basenji history like I was studying for a college exam. I had no idea what they were going to ask me and I wanted to be ready for anything! LOL! I suppose you don't want to reveal too much as potential adopters might use that info. to "stage" their homes to ensure adoption, but a general idea of what a home inspector is looking for, etc. might be helpful. Maybe some tips on puppy-proofing would be helpful to folks.
Also - I know BRAT mentions this on the website, but I don't think it can be stated often enough - there is an adjustment period with a new dog. In my experience it takes AT LEAST a month for a new dog to show it's true self and at least that long for adopters (or me, anyway) to get into a groove with the new dog. Both of the last two dogs I adopted initially left me with "buyers remorse" at first and now I can't imagine life without them. It helps knowing that you need to ride out the first several weeks before you know if you have a good fit.
Anyhow - that's my 2 cents. BEST of luck with the magazine!