I had a great experience with CHA. We adopted Ringo (Doberman) about two years ago. He was 12 weeks old. We took him home the day we saw him. I have since sent photos and updates and CHA has always been so interested in seeing them. Please contact CHA and judge for yourself. Don't leave animals languish because you think there is a possibility someone will be rude to you. They are very busy and very dedicated. Many volunteers.