For many people there is hesitation in adopting a dog, because of the stigma that surrounds animal shelters and humane societies. Apparently, they must all be bad dogs if they made it there! A couple of fun facts that PetFinder gives, tells us otherwise. The top three reasons why dogs are given to shelters by their owners: 1. moving 2. landlord doesn’t allow pets and 3. maintenance cost (yes, you have to feed your dog multiple times per day, every day). In other cases whole litters of puppies are given to a shelter because of an accidental pregnancy. So, let’s get to the bottom of why to adopt a dog.