Thank you for this info, Desert Dreamer. I am a supporter of some rescue groups and some breeders. While both do great things; there is a dark underbelly to both just as there is to many other things. Crookedness doesn’t always belong to breeders although it does happen more than you think. There are dogs that have been promoted with good hips, etc. when, in fact, their hips have been substituted with other dogs hips. Yes, I have seen this happen. I have also seen seman stolen from breeders. I have seen some pretty disgusting breeders who are concerned more about money and power than their dogs. However, I have seen excellent breeders who are the most committed people in the world. There isn’t a good breeder in the world that hasn’t had to fight the bad ones and learned the hard way.
As far as rescues are concerned, yes there are good ones and there are some really bad ones. The bad ones usual goal is money. If they are able to get hold of a pure bred animal; they are going to sell it pronto. I am not even going to go into the details of what happens to any animal that gets into their hands.
The breeder in the case of Piper sounds legit. She seems to have the proof the dog belongs to her. This Penny gal appears to be the worst of the worst. She stole the dog. I imagine she probably sold it. That would be my guess. The dogs interest is not their main concern; however, profit is. Of course, my second guess is she is breeding the dog; but I think she probably sold it.