Having held as many as 100 dogs in a day for euthanasia, one after the other, I take a slightly different view on things. Ninety five percent of those dogs who died were healthy, happy, loving animals who would have made wonderful family pets. They didn't bite kids or attack other animals. They died simply because the novelty had worn off, or they grew too big or too small, or farted when Ma in law came for lunch, pick your own excuse....it all boiled down to the same thing. Too many dogs, not enough homes.
In the old days I took it my fair share of problem dogs. Rehabilitating them was rewarding, especially when you found them the perfect home. In hindsight I now believe what I did was wrong. While I put in the work on one, dozens of problem free dogs died and didn't get a second chance.
Hope this makes sense.
Congratulations on your splendid efforts to help avert a disaster Southern Harmony. Forgot to mention that before but I mean it most sincerely.