Despite the best efforts of shelters to find good homes for pets, about 10 percent of adoptions don't work out and the dogs or cats are returned. Here is a sampling of reasons cited by several shelters for returned pets, ranging from fathomable to far-fetched.
_ Moving or lifestyle changes.
_ Lost job, house or loved one.
_ Doesn't get along with other pets.
_ Got too big.
_ Doesn't match the sofa or rug.
_ Golden retriever that liked to swim clogged pool filter.
_ Too time-consuming.
_ Too expensive.
_ Too playful.
_ Too lazy.
_ Loves too much.
_ Not cuddly enough.