MerlinsHope - That's not what I meant. I meant never trust someone who gives you a dog - the owner who is surrendering the dog. They are always "the most wonderful dog, no issues" then we get them into the rescue and find a whole host of issues.
I'm sure as a rescue you have found this too. People surrendering their dogs tend to lie about the dog in case the rescue may refuse to take a problem dog. I'm not saying ALL surrenderers lie, but I take it all with a very large grain of salt when someone is surrendering a "perfect" dog.