Karin Pittsburgh, PA 2/11/2009 11:55:38 AM I agree with Jane LIGHTEN UP! This is America and we have the freedom to pick the pets we want, I've had several purebreds and several shelter dogs. They were all wonderful.. I have a labradoodle pup, Stella, and she's wonderful, totally nonshedding and most of all, I LOVE HER! I think it's so interesting to read comments from people who are purebred owners and use the "overpopulation" reason to go to the shelter, why didn't they? It's a good thing for them that their ancestors didn't feel as they do or they probably wouldn't exist!!