Do the world a favour and adopt your pooch from Monika's. Keep in mind this is a volunteer organisation. I was a little overawed the first time I arrived; a lot of barking and a lot of dogs - but I must say they are extremely well looked after in their temporary care. Given these were all "death row" dogs, I didn't have particularly high expectations, but theres so many gorgeous little dogs with a whole range of personalities, sizes and ages available.
We had an extremely poor experience here as only one person is able to meet with potential dog adopters and they were apparently too busy to meet us. We were not allowed to meet any of the dogs or assess their compatibility with our family. We struggle to understand the methodology and have never been turned away from meeting potential members of our family before. We thought the focus should be on finding homes for the dogs and are amazed the many volunteers who were there at the time were unable to introduce us to the dogs.