When a "rescue" group pulls a dog they don't know a dogs history, I understand that. I also see all the hard work they put into rescuing one of these dogs. The part I don't understand is these rescues in all their self-righteous glory will lie, cheat and steal or just flat out disregard their responsibility to the animal they just saved!
I adopted a dog from a reputable rescue only to get the dog home and find out he has a heart murmur and had been returned to the rescue by other adopters at least 2 other times for aggressive behavior. I knew his past so I was prepared to have to work with the dog to earn his trust. I would have still adopted the dog had the rescue been honest in the beginning. Why hide things? Is that fair to the dog? Is that fair to the adopter?
I am also a foster home for another rescue. I have had a dog for 6 months and the dog has some major emotional issues. I have had him vetted and asked the vet for puppy prozac at the rescues request. The vet said no because the dog has some health issues that needed to be addressed. I was never able to get the support of the rescue to get these tests done to find out the dogs health issues. The rescue abandoned us. I would always check in every month telling the rescue how the dog is struggling. They decided to give me the option to have him euthanized. Never have they offered to move him nor did they give me permission to get him properly vetted. They also sent me a crate to put the dog in after I told them how the dog eats his way out of crates, pulls his hair, poops himself, and just has an absolute meltdown if crated. Well, the rescue sent a crate that the dog cannot get out of. They called it Fort Knox. How will that help anything? I guess I should first have him euthanized and then put him in Fort Knox because he certainly won't have a meltdown when I put him in there.