I adopted my dog here 9 years ago. She was a 1-yr. old stray, a mix of Malamute & Pit Bull. She's a beauty, sweet (unless you happen to be a squirrel, cat or deer in which case 'chase' is on), & smart. My son trained her as his Senior Project in high school. \r\n\r\nThe shelter was clean & well organized. I was able to take several dogs out to a large pen where I could throw a ball and see how they'd react. The dogs were well labeled: the cage of one said "excellent for an elderly person", and sure enough that dog did not want to chase the ball. Another said, "Lots of energy", and that dog was very excitable & energetic. My dog, Baby, was "just right" for us.\r\n\r\nThe shelter asked a lot of questions to be sure we'd provide a good home for Baby, and followed up with us to see how she was doing one week, two weeks & a month later. They provided me a coupon for a discounted spaying. Then they even used my son in a public service announcement on our local cable channel talking about the adjustment the dog & the owners must make.\r\n\r\nI was so impressed with the Shelter and so pleased to know we had such a service available in our small rural community in the Sierra Nevadas. They were truly interested in the welfare of their animals and finding them good homes. That's why I think they're GRRRRRRRRRREAT!