Last Friday I picked up a puppy about 6 weeks old from the local shelter to foster at home. He was brought in with a litter of pups some of which had already been treated for Mange. I was told by the shelter that the pup I was taking did not have Mange. When I got him home and gave him a bath, I relaized he did have Mange. I wasn't very sure about Mange, so I called the shelter they told me my dogs would be fine as long as I washed my hands, and kept him in his little gated off play area. Monday I took him to the vet to get his first Mange shot. The vet seemed very upset that I had this pup in my home living with my Mange free dogs. He told me it is very contagious, and if he's in the home my dogs are likely to get it also, because the mites can live for several days, and will walk around in carpeting, and bedding looking for a host. I took the puppy back to the shelter, but feel terrible about it, and want to help the little guy, but have to put my dogs health first. So I guess I am just looking for second opinions, maybe someone who has dealt with this before.