Too many people think of animals as objects to be possessed as opposed to the living creatures they are. I once worked with a woman who would get a puppy and within a year she would give the puppy away, because it was more than she could handle. Her words. But within no time she would get another puppy. In the 7 years I worked with her, she did this 3 times. What she doesn't realize is that even if the dog finds a new home where he/she is well taken care of, at the very least, this is emotionally stressful for the puppy. Animals are not objects that don't feel emotional and physical pain. They are capable of forming close bonds with their humans. If you adopt one, it should be for life. It's what they deserve!