I was washing one of the dogs at the shelter (I'm a volunteer and I do bath brigade) and the dog was really old.....like 11 yrs old. It was this big mix dog. The owners said a newfoundland mix. Anyways it was a really sweet dog and I was talking to one of the people that worked there and she said that he was a real sweetheart and she was hoping someone adopts him because the lady that owned him was an elderly lady that couldn't afford to live on her own and when she moved in with her relatives they wouldn't let her keep the dog. The lady was heartbroken about having to give the dog up and the realative (her son) refused to let the dogs stay. I know that isn't a *worst excuse to give up a dog* kind of thing, but I thought it was wrong of the son to do that and I felt bad for the lady. Sometimes the owners really have no choice.