Lala, what you have said, I believe to be true. It has been the same for years - people take on a cute pup, and when it grows into a 'adult' it is nothing but a hindrance. AN ANIMAL IS FOR LIFE - THEIR LIFE! I realise circumstances do not always allow this, but people should at least attempt to find a new loving 'family' before dumping them at a pound. I am also one of those people who would not leave their dog (or my cats) behind.