I'm putting together old towels and old blankets, as inside accidents will occur, and I'll want to wash them out easily. We looked over our old crates and dog carry bags to see which will feel safer for the trip back from the airport.
After reading up Gwen Bailey, Brian Kilcommons, and Patricia McConnell on rescue dogs, am amassing a lot of helpful links:
Paw-rescue: Bringing your new dog home
Lucky Day Rescue: On the first few days of submissive behavior and lavish attention
Healthy Pets: Easing into the Transition
Patricia McConnell: Three days, Three Weeks, Three Months