attempted to go through Dogwood Animal Shelter in Ozark Missouri. My friend had recently adopted a pet and had to return it after her husband lost his job and the dog injured his leg. The surgery it needed wasn’t something they could pay for so they HAD to return the dog to the animal shelter. THEY could have dumped it on the side of the road or did something cruel but instead they returned it to the place they knew it would be taken care of; the same place they had adopted it from.. Now, I moved in with her recently and wanted to get a dog for both me and my son.. There is a dog there that I just can’t get out of my head.. I literally bawled my eyes out when I laid eyes on her.. They rejected my adoption form because the people I live with didn’t ‘care’ for their animal they had gotten before.. First off, what they did, which wasn’t because they didn’t care for their animal DOES NOT reflect on me and second off-I am completely torn by this. I have only had two dogs in my life-in which I had for five and eight years. I think it is unbelievable how they are close-minded and rude. Dogwood Animal Shelter is harsh and honestly don’t even care about their animals.. They simply want to bring heart ache to those who really deserve and desire an animal to befriend and love. I believe something should be done about these regulations; they are absurd. I understand where they come from to an extent but they make it damn near impossible to adopt a dog.. I mean, wouldn’t they be thrilled someone is interested in a seven year old dog, anyways? I am seriously torn about this and they had no right to judge me based on my room mate's past action.