Just playing devils advocate here On certain rescue websites i notice quite regularly that they have dogs that are available for rehoming again due to things not working out with the people who have taken them on. Sometimes it seems like only a few weeks, other times its after a couple of years or so. Obviously some of it is unavoidable (illness/death of an owner or something like that) but very often its because "things didnt work out" or, "dog didnt get on with new owners existing dog" or "dog barked/chewed too much" or "dog was too much for them" etc etc etc.. What are peoples views on this first. Is it down to the rescues not vetting homes properly? New owners not being 100% honest about their experience or home? The dogs having more severe behavioural problems due to their past that only came to light when they were in a home environment? Or, for the ones that came back very quickly, were the new owners just not giving it enough time? And, related to that.. I have seen a few discussions on here criticising people (either real, or hypothetically!) returning pups to the breeders, suggesting that the breeders were at fault because they didnt vet homes carefully or that the new owners were lazy/careless/irresponsible. Would you say the same applies to the people who return the rescue dogs? If you think the breeders are at fault in that situation, do you think the rescues are too? Im just interested in peoples opinions really... My opinion is that the same applies to everyone whether they rescue or breeder. If they havent checked the homes and educated the new owners (before even accepting them for a puppy/rescue) then it is the rescue/breeder at fault and not the new owners. If the dog is returned after only a few weeks because things havent worked out, i'd again say its the rescue/breeder at fault for not explaining that it can sometimes take a few months for everything to settle down with a new puppy. And if the new owners have lied about their home life it is in some part their fault, but it is also the breeder and rescue's responsibility to vet all homes to make sure they are suitable so they should take some of the responsibility for it not working out too. I dont see any difference in the basic homing procedures between a breeder and a rescue, but i have seen some comments that suggest when rescues make mistakes its the new owners fault, when breeders make mistakes its only ever the breeders fault... Opinions??