At one point I was going to find a home for my new adoptee, a Lhasa Apso/Spaniel mix. I had no plans to leave him at the county shelter, just inquire about finding a new home. This woman saw me going in and asked me if I was returning him. I explained the situation to her, she got on her cell phone. She described my dog to someone, then told me that her friend ran a particular rescue group (don't want to say the name, but it's in Long Beach, CA). I'd heard of the rescue, so I was going to let her take my dog. But, something was strange about the whole thing. I clearly got the impression that she was a hustler. She tried to get him away from me too quickly; she was a bit aggressive. Anyway, my dog would not leave my side, and in a split second I changed my mind and I brought my dog home. This woman became a bit hostile, and she was clearly mad! He is doing just fine, and I love him to pieces! A week later I had a conversation with an employee at the county shelter, and he told me horror stories about how these "rescue groups" operate. They comb the shelters for dogs that they can easily sell, and get crazy upset if someone gets the dog first. Basically, they "flip" dogs, like people flip property. They get the dogs from the shelter for $10, sell them to people for as much as $500! They want to run your life and the life of the dog before and even after you get the dog! It's a shame.