We do wish people realised there were alternatives to surrendering their dogs to pounds, shelters, or worse advertising them on gumtree. We are always happy to let people surrendering dogs know what has happened to their dog, particularly seniors who are often very sad at losing their dog when they move to a nursing home.
An example is our lovable little Reggie. An early Mildura dog, where he was very sad as he was in the pound with a puppy and obviously very attached; but another group took the puppy and left poor Reggie. But he came to us and was rehomed very quickly. Sadly after many years his then family could no longer keep him so they came back to us and Reggie is now very settled in a new home. Little Reggie does love his food and we suspect there is a bit of a battle to keep his weight down.