You misunderstood the question entirely. This is not about the rescue giving adopters anything, it's about personal buisness trainers giving rescues training for free.
Well, leave it to me to "misundertand".
#1 - Explain to me what a "pro trainer" is.
#2 - Should these so-called "pro-trainers" offer their wondrous knowledge for free or @ a reduced rate to RESCUES?
I say "No" to a specific rescue organization. But - to the adopter of a screwed-up dog with behavioral issues? Yes - @ a discount rate - offer to help the ADOPTER of this type of dog. You can't put a lot $$ into a dog - while still in the 'Rescue's' possession. I get that. But, once the dog has been adopted, then Yes - help the adopter with a Problem Child. For every Problem Dog out there that is placed (with the 'Rescue' organization knowing FULL WELL this is a hard-to-place dog), I would bet the majority of these crazy dogs are PTS. Because the adopter got a bigger handful than they were prepared for. Rescue doesn't care - they got their $$, the dog is off their hands, & they never follow-up anyway.
But to the adopter - US - it DOES matter. Maybe all of you got a wonderful rescue dog. We didn't. Maybe all of you worked with a wonderful rescue group. We didn't - these idiots refused to call us back. Ziva could very well have wound up in a bone pile - they could give a crap. WE took the initiative - & lots of $$, lots of time - with a beat-up dog (emotionally & physically) & we've all benefitted. We would have certainly benefitted from some "professional" help during those first few months. Perhaps, instead of spending over 3K on rescue-endorsed worthless puke trainers, we could've benefitted from someone helping us learn how to work around Ziva's anxieties. And ours, as we were at a loss as to make this work.
For our $900 adoption fee, they sure as **** could've done SOMETHING to ensure their "placement" worked. Instead, they walked away. Could care less if the dog lived or died.
2 years later, Ziva is safe. Comfortable. 1000% better at obedience. A furry Velcro. And, when I'm feeling cruddy after a chemo treament - who is there? An 88-lb goofball & an old kitty. Fuzzy Valium.
Rescues do not sitteth @ the right side of God. Some are good. Some are bad. They have not-for-profit tax status. But, let's face it - at the top, does anyone make $$? You bet your buns they do. By no means do I begrudge them that. By no means do I put hubby & I on some pedastool. But WE saved this dog - no one else.
It sure would've been nice to have some help.