A recent article in the Washington Post "Dog rescuers, flush with donations, buy animals from the breeders they scorn" came as a shock to me. Certainly I have been immersed in the scorn referenced in the article. Buying a dog from a breeder is universally scorned in the animal rescue community and beyond. Yet, here is documented evidence that some rescue organizations are raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to go to dog auctions and buy dogs from breeders. What's up? or wassup? for you millennials. A shortage of shelter dogs? Not here at Chico Animal Shelter, but it seems that this might be breed and region specific. "One golden retriever rescue group turned to the auctions after seeing 40 percent fewer dogs coming in as of 2016" What is interesting is that a dog bought by a rescue agency from a breeder at a dog auction is relabeled as a "rescue dog". Without making any comments about the ethics of this movement, let me just say that we get our dogs the old fashioned way, they get left behind.