I haven't been following this thread anymore because there is just waaaay too much stuff being posted that I don't agree with, but I was drawn back.
In response to the last two posts (while I typed this anyway), Keltin was not comparing a tie to a live animal. He was saying that business' have policies and if you can't adhere to them, go elsewhere.
Adoption is a funny thing. On one hand you have the animal rescue group, shelter, whatever, trying to place a pet ONCE. Their "forever home" they call it. Too many people are too willing to give up on a pet that isn't "working out" too soon. On the other hand, they make it awfully tough for good well meaning people to adopt the pet. It's a real catch-22.
And in response to the other post. Is there any reason why the people that Ellen gave the pet to can't go back and adopt him? What, would they rather make a stink for publicity's sake?
Anyway, I too think we should get back to the original topic. Pets are a highly controversial topic and should probably be in some kind of "war room" forum, especially if we are going to discuss intentionally breeding mutts.....