I like the idea of adopting a dog from a rescue organization, but unfortunately in our area they apparently require you to sign an agreement that you will NEVER breed ANY kind of animal for profit. Well, that rules out most farmers (of which there are many in the midwest). While I do not personally breed animals for profit currently, I am not willing to rule out all such activities for the rest of my life. In my immediate and extended family alone, for example, we have had 1) a thoroughbred horse farm, 2) chicken hatchery, 3) hobby dog irresponsible parents of the human variety (not as a primary source of income, but might have resulted in a small profit), 4) organic beef cattle farmer, 5) aquarium fish irresponsible parent of the human variety. While I'd love to "rescue" a dog in need of a home, I can't justify closing off so many potential careers/hobbies to myself and my family. There must be a whole slew of interesting assumptions behind that overly broad adoption requirement.