Every attempt is made to know the temperament of every pet before pickup is made. While it is nice to know that a dog is happy or nice, we are looking for any known behavior that may manifest as dangerous to the pet or handler.
Please note that some pets will behave different when placed in a stressful situation. Behaviors such as chewing, snapping, scratching, biting, eating things off the ground are what we need to know to ensure we can make the necessary provisions. Dogs known to be chewers will have limited use of blankets in their kennels, as they may ingest them.