Animal shelters take in all kinds of dogs and do the best they can to match the dogs to the owner. Of course there are some that are bad eggs, but then again I understand that all "FattyMcButterspants" are not as sincere and honest as you are.
I was impressed by the people that came to the local PETM. They seemed to know their animals and answered my questions very well.
One of the small prolems we have at the track is people stealing our pet cats and taking to the farms to be used as barn cats. A year ago some thief took 5 cats and put them out on his farm. We eventually got them back.
A asked if they had "barn cats" available and she said that they would make available the cats that didn't seem to get along with the family they were sent to or otherwise not wanted. Seemed like they were working at their job.