It seems to me that when an owner surrenders a dog, finding a good home for that dog should be the important thing, not gauging the adopting family for all it's worth. Once the price gets to a certain level, buying a purebred puppy from a BYB starts to look like a desirable alternative. It almost sounds like the rescue circuit can work like kind of a secondary commercial market. And that a place can make a lot of money by appealing to the impulse to rescue while getting you the breed you want. I know the price needs to be high enough that the animal won't be taken for medical experiments. But there's something I don't like at all about this.
I assume that phrase is referring to the so called standards of the purebred parent club of the dog involved. Many if you google have like the 'national Maltese etc whatever'. But, I think it's a ploy because I don't see how any would have a standard set rate for rescuing their breed.