I adopted a rat terrier from a reputable rescue group. Unfortunately after about 9 months I had to return her for her own sake. She needed much more time and attention that I could give her (I work a lot which was disclosed when I adopted the dog) and even though it was a terribly hard decision I felt she deserved a home where she would have plenty of attention. she was very hyper because of not getting enough expecise. So I returned her to the group and gave them a very detailed history of her likes and dislikes etc as to help the next person who adopts her. When I adopted her the rescue said she was housebroken (she was not) and that she was good with cats (she likes to chase cats). THey also said she did not need to be in a crate when I was not home. also untrue. When I met her at the shelter she was very laid back and calm. This is NOT her personality.
I checked the rescue's web site and they have information listed about her. However they did not use ANYTHING that I gave them and they said she is "perfectly housebroken" and gets along well with all other pets and is good with children. I have no idea where they got the idea that she is good with children.. she was never around children at my house but she was terrified off ALL strangers. She would bark and hide and when I would take her to the park and she would see kids she was afraid of them too and would growl and bark and hide. Also she is definately not housebroken. She may not have had any accidents at the shelter but she would sometimes go to the door when she needed to go out and sometimes she would just pee or poop inside the house. WHen I was home I would let her out at least every two hours. And she does need to be kept in a cage when no one is home becuase she likes to chew on things including cords (she is 3 years old)
It really makes me mad that the rescue is not giving out the correct information because the dog deserves a good home but the adopters need to know what they are getting into as well. WHy would a rescue or shelter deliberately give out false information.