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To foster a rescue temporarily? That is cruel!
Taking yet another puppy would be better than struggling with an adult, especially if you are not experienced in bringing two dogs together for companionship. Whatever the temperament and nature of the second dog may be, they will manage to cope with each other good way, or bad way. One of them will be the dominant who takes the initiative, one submissive to his will, as it always goes in friendship not in dogs only, but in humans as well. But ... They might start attacking other dogs TOGETHER as friend will do, just think about it.
In my opinion, you don't have any problem at all. That fact that he was a singleton could affect him very little. Your boy simply reached that age when young males are driven by different instincts. He feels that he has to protect something, to prove something to other dogs. Besides attending classes for his socialization, find someone who walks his/her dog the same time as you do. It would be better if it were a bitch of a smaller breed. Only after a while your dog's reactions will be more distinctive for you, you would know what exactly to work on. At the moment he is simply confused with himself. Use the time while you've got it.
 
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