I have a previous post about this Golden Retreiver that I rescued from the shelter about 5-6 weeks ago. We have been thru a lot as far as getting her back to health. When I rescued her I had no intentions of keeping her, I was just a foster home until I found the right home for her. She was going to be euthanized at our kill shelter and couldn't let that happen. I took her to my vet last week for her rabies shot and my vet mentioned that she would be an excellent candiate for the service dog program that a local prison has. The inmates are paired with the dogs and trained until they are adopted to a person that needs a service dog. The vet told me they receive excellent vet care and food and are quite happy in the program. So, I called.. have an appointment tomorrow for her evaluation.. and I'm having 2nd thoughts. Why you ask? because I've gotten attached to this dog and she to me. She is my shadow.. Anyone who has ever saved a dog knows what I'm saying when you see them change from you are just another human, to you're my mom. I have promised her that she will never be abandoned again, or locked in a kennel and how can I keep that promise if I give her up? It's one thing to know the home and the family that she is going to, but I will just be handing her over to this program. What if she fails the program? What do you think? What would you do if you were me? Oh, and I went back to the shelter today (I should stay away from there) and there is a German Shepherd that failed the police training because he was too aggressive and wouldn't release a bite. At the kill shelter... Could that happen to her if it turns out she doesn't want to be a service dog?