We'll start at the begining. Over 5 years ago I bought a purebred bullmastiff puppy(before we had chickens). He was expensive as many purebreds of his breed are (pet quality but ckc registered). three years later(said dog is 3) we got chickens. He was fine with chickens for awhile, eventually he learned that chickens were fun to chase and caught one and killed it. Tried for over a year to train him to leave the chickens alone. No success. This poor dog was now always on a leash when outside. Not a great life for a dog the usually ran our 2 acres. Well a friend, played baseball together for years(6), and also worked together for the last 3. Put her Dalmation(14) down 2 december's agp. They were great dog owners, large fenced backyard, daily jaunts to the dog park and there dogs were laways up todate on shots. She mentioned(last June) that they were going to start a search to add a new canine family member to their family. After much deliberation and tears from the kids we decided Riggs would have a happier life with them and there two children. Far away from poultry and the constant confines of a leash. Sure I could have sold him and recoped some of our costs. But this was us making a hard decision about a much loved family member(i am not an advocate of giving an animal away for free but this is a friend and responsible dog owner so I thought it was safe). I told her when they took him that if they ever needed to rehome him he was to come back here(of course I didn't think about having her sign paperwork, this was a family I had known for years). They had him just over a year, apparently until yesterday(since last june). I saw her weekly during that time and on numerous occasions reiterated that if they EVER couldn't keep him we wanted him back, he was not to be passed on from home to home. Well found out today that she was looking for a good home for him(through a mutual friend) due to a move to a smaller house and not enough room. I contacted her, stating I heard that she was looking to rehome Riggs and that We would come and pick him up, like I had said. I asked when? She said she'd talk to her kids and let me know... Come to find out an hr later(through another mutual friend) That she had SOLD him(mind you I know the woman she sold him too and it is a suitable home, but besides the point) I am so mad righ now, but more than anything I am sad. The more I learn about people the mpre I love my dogs. We thought as a fdamily we were being selfless rehoming him to her. And now she sells him for a profit. I am disgusted with the human race today. Sorry for my rant.