OK Sorry. The forms were not actually from the Refuge, but a couple of other orgs that are involved in the Pet Rescue network. They were designed for people that foster dogs, but the orgs just use them for anyone adopting a dog as well. It got up my nose that they did this, as the forms were completely inappropriate, asking me to sign for stuff like, for instance, the fact that dog remained the property of the org and that I would be willing to let people see the dog if required at any time, or that I would take it to the vet, at my expense, if the org said I shoiuld. All they needed to do was create another form, basically removing some of the existing one, but they did not seem to see either a problem or the simple solution.
I may talk to the family, but they are seriously of the opinion that these dogs are just like that, and speak almost affectionately, with a bit of a chuckle, of the scraps the dogs are always having between them (which hardly happens any more I might add). The dogs were hardly walked, and always on lead. So basically little effort has ever been made to work on the situation. That makes it tough.
Nick Peg n Benny (or is it Peg n Benny n Nick?)
(nTess, forever in my heart)