The rescue called me late last night and interviewed me! Thay had talked to my vet, and were concerned that two of my dogs are overdue for heartworm tests. I explained to the rescue person that we keep our dogs on heartworm pills year 'round, and we get them tested whenever we run out of pills. So the tests don't get done routinely every 12 months, but they do get done.
We both had lots of questions for each other. The little girl will be a project. She was a stray picked up on the street by the local animal control, so nothing is known of her background except she had been bred, she is housetrained, and very "shy and fearful". She will be a project.
We will be meeting the little girl this coming Saturday, and hopefully she will have a stable, forever home with us!