Reading some of the current threads about NSAL reminded me of a mystery I don't think was ever solved. In the summer of 2013, Howard and Beth spoke about 3 senior dogs ("The Texas Trio" - Joshua, Ivan, and Domino) who were looking for a home together because their owner went into a nursing home. NSAL used them in their publicity campaigns and in the fall they were supposedly adopted. It got a lot of press coverage and NSAL touted it as a success story for their "Safe Haven" program where owners pay between $10,000 and $15,000 for the first dog (and $5000 - $7500 for each additional one) to ensure their dogs find a new loving home. The new owners appeared on Rachael Ray and were given an award. Then last March, Howard told the exact same story about the same 3 dogs needing a home because their owner went into a nursing home. It was puzzling because there was no mention anywhere about the dogs being adopted previously and then returned. It was discussed here and someone called NSAL and was told the dogs were NOT available. The story was removed from Howard's website and neither he or Beth mentioned it again. Recently I noticed a mention on NSAL's website about 2 of the dogs in a profile of a shelter employee. Apparently they are back at the shelter, NOT in a home as the owner requested and paid for: "A typical day for Chris starts at 9am. Once she opens the door to her office in the Ark, she’s all business. After tending to Ivan and Domino, the two senior dogs who have become her unofficial office pets, Chris makes her rounds through the facility. " This brings up several questions. What happened to Joshua? Why did the adoption fail and why wasn't it disclosed? Did Beth inadvertently "spill the beans" when she had Howard announce the dogs were available (again)? Why haven't they been placed in another home together since that's what the owner wanted and paid for? Without knowing the answers, it seems like NSAL covered up the failed adoption, pocketed the cash, and didn't keep their promise to the owner.