I agree with everyone above as well, and Donna had a really good point as well regarding rescues and shelters in general, there are too many dogs in these places due to the fact people don't think about the long term commitment it takes to be a parent to a furbaby. Too many people, buy a dog and once the move,try of the cute puppy phase wears off, they are banished to the backyard, or dropped off at the shelter and they walk away. It's very sad. Other excuses I've seen are I have allergies, ( you didn't know this before?), I don't have time to spend with my dog, ( then why did you buy a dog?),
The dog is aggressive, doesn't listen, or poos/pees in the house ( meaning they didn't take the time to train or socialize their dog). People just don't think when they get a dog, that a dog is a lifetime commitment and a dog is a part of your family, and should be treated as a member of your family. You wouldn't just walk away from a child in your family, so why would you walk away from a helpless animal that you chose and once loved? They are dependant upon you to love and take care of them for their whole life. They don't grow up like a child and become independent, they will always need you. This world has become such a throw away society.