Yeah, Petfinder is quite sad. I was also watching youtube videos on rescues. I used to be heavily into rescuing, volunteering and fostering but because of school I just stopped. I miss making a difference but I will always stop for a lost dog...always.
I don't like when people breed their dogs/cats whatsoever. I've seen enough death in my years at the rescues. Not only that but you would not believe some of the excuses these people come up with for getting rid of their animals. My own dog is from a pet store, HOWEVER, we took him from someone who was possibly going to drop him off at a shelter. He was really bad..very mischievous, destructive. Why you ask? He was BORED. He was in the cage all day...out for a few hours at night...back in the cage. He's the sweetest dog alive but you still sometimes see those behaviors of separation anxiety come out. He's the dog everyone else gave up on. He's quite the gem now
And he is never in the crate!