I don't get it... I run a wee little hobby-size farm (about a quarter acre) in a suburb. I have two dogs and rabbits and chickens. I have a 6' fenced in back yard, no kids, no cats, I work from home. My current dogs are healthy and well behaved. They do agility, chase off hawks and coons faster than I can, and occasionally pull some carts for me so they're in great shape, but otherwise just snuggle with me. We feed a premium grain-free dog food and have tons of dog experience. I'm looking to move out to a bigger plot of land in the next couple years (we're actively making plans) and invest in a few head of larger livestock. A few sheep, maybe some goats, small pigs or a pair of cows... And I was hoping to get a dog to help me work them. I thought an Aussie would be a good fit as they're not quite as work-heavy as a border collie. Whenever you watch a video about Aussies or Border Collies, they come with a warning tag about how sometimes their herding instinct is too much for a normal home to handle and can cause them to herd cats or kids. Which to me means that a wee lil hobby farm should be perfect. So I started reaching out to rescues. I even included a link to the sheep dog trainer who is local who I was going to work with. And while some have gotten back to me, I've gotten a lot of "no"s. Some people have said they wouldn't adopt to me BECAUSE I run a farm. Aren't these dogs supposedly being abandoned because they're too much for people WITHOUT farms to handle? What? It makes no sense! Then a vets office in our area who had one vet kill a puppy we owned through absolute negligence and another vet tried to scam us out of $100's to treat rabbit ear canker with "prescription" Ivermectin in rabbit-size doses. So we told them heck no, left bad reviews about the vet online and started going to shots clinics for a little while while we transitioned. Well that was years ago, the practice got sold and has all new staff (including only brand new vets), so we called them to see if they'd do a checkup on our dogs. Turns out there's an inherited "ban" list, and we're on it and the vets wouldn't even consider seeing us. Asked if they'd listen to our side of the story but they wouldn't let us talk to the vets. This was AFTER saying they would and scheduling our appointment of course. (It's like, you know, I can keep leaving bad reviews for that location my whole life long.... And so can anyone else they ---- off. It's not like it's difficult.) I'm just feeling a lot of "pet" frustration right now. I love my animals and care for them, but more and more I am starting to resent the rescue workers, the vets, the "raw feeding" soccer moms and vet techs and trainers, the toy sellers and the treat bakers and all the "suburban" animal people. And I was born, raised in and live in a suburb! I mean, a lot of good science and training and products and services DO come out of these people. But for every reasonable being, there's one that is just a snooty pile of poop who seems to be super high on themselves and will dismiss you out of hand. Just... UGH! I'm so annoyed. We took our dog to a different vet, obviously. And I'm considering a breeder for an Aussie. But I wanted to give the new vet people a chance to not be arseholes because new people, and they were arses to me instead... And I would really like to rescue a dog because I have no use for an unfixed, papered, purebred dog that's 5X's the price of a rescue dog that needs a home because it's got a lot of energy and herding instincts that I can harness. It's just very frustrating trying to be a decent person in the suburban pet world sometimes.