People who responsibly rescue dogs, ones with non profit status and file all their paperwork with the state & IRS have a lot riding on their reputation on top of just adopting a dog out to any home. The reason rescues ask personal questions on applications regarding the care of current animals, fencing, and history of pet ownership/neglect is because although you may not agree a bad home is not better than no home! Rescues put a lot of time, money, energy into finding the appropriate homes for dogs based on the dog first and foremost, not making someone happy adopting a dog that will no be cared for properly. If a dog was surrendered for being not liking children we certainly do not want to adopt the dog to a home with no fencing and to a person with young children. It is called being responsible, and as a non profit we cannot afford to take risks and have a dog or human hurt just to take the first application that may come in even when it is not an appropriate home. Is the system flawed? Will some irresponsible dog owners still find a way to get dogs? Absolutely, but they will not be getting our dogs…the dogs in our care will be given to homes we know are good, appropriate, and happy homes. I would certainly say that we have denied good dog owners before due to not having a spayed/neutered pet, but that is a risk I am willing to take to educate on the importance of spaying/neutering and avoiding our rescued dog to be in jeopardy. Go save a dog, I will never hold it against you for not adopting from us, so please do not hold it against us for taking extreme passion and care in to ensuring our rescued dogs are safe, happy, and in well deserved homes. To bash a rescue because you were not approved is sad, if you are a true and avid animal lover you would understand and support that we are not amateurs and have had to put these policies in place for a reason.