The myth huh? I wonder if the poor people that have to euthanize hundreds even thousands of perfectly good dogs each year would enjoy that read? Sorry pal but I have seen first hand the down side of shelters. We had a wack job Executive Director at our local shelter here for awhile that killed off a bunch of the local dogs to make room for cute little puppies from other states as well. I guess the dogs that died were not good enough. Some of them were only 6 months old, many were pure breeds. How much time have you spent at your local shelter to know that they are not busting at the seams? All of the rescues and shelters around here are right now. Especially now with the economy. People are dumping their dogs as they are losing their homes and houses. What we don't need is more dogs to fill them up even more.Shelters in my area aren't busting at the seams. They actually import dogs from other states and from Mexico. They actually kill local dogs to make room for imported dogs.
You should really read Nathan Winograd's "Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation."