We are dog owners. We are dog lovers - if we weren't, we wouldn't have them. We wouldn't allow our carpets to be wrecked, our gardens to be dug up, our furniture to be slobbered on or our lives to be turned topsy-turvy if we werent!
We are not complete imbeciles who know nothing about canines. We actually know a lot. In some regards we may even go so far as to ascertain we possibly know as much as you.
We are also people just like you. When searching for a dog to rescue, we treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve. We expect to be treated with the same respect and dignity. I repeat, we are people, not a number at the end of the computer, not merely a voice at the end of the phone line.
Please remember this. Because for every time you get it wrong, you may have just stuffed up a dog's chance of being happy or even alive.