You know, I've only been to one no-kill shelter, and I was not impressed. Maybe it is because I wasn't impressed that the worker didn't want to bother with showing me the other half or 3/4 of their dogs, which were housed in a lower level of the building, away from fresh air and human eyes. The dogs in their indoor/outdoor runs all looked related, probably all Lab/Chow mixes from a local family/farm/breeder. They were cage-bitey from being given treats through the wire, and probably from frustration as well. And these cages upon cages of black and brown shaggy dogs were considered their most adoptable, versus the ones hidden away in the building. I think a humane death is better than life in a cage. But at least that "rescue" didn't even accept my breed, because I would've been doubly upset to see that.