The most common reasons a dog ends up with a rescue organization include the following:
The owners don’t have time for the dog.
The owners find that they can’t afford either basic vet care or the expense involved in treating an illness or injury.
The owner dies or goes into a nursing home.
The owners divorce and neither party can keep the dog. (You would be amazed at how many dogs we get as a result of divorces!)
A young couple has a child and no longer has time for the dog, or the dog no longer fits into their “lifestyle.”
The owner is moving to an apartment building that doesn’t allow dogs.