It's difficult to determine the age of most of the dogs because their teeth are in poor condition, said Hilary Hager, an activities coordinator for the Everett Animal Shelter.
No one knows exactly what happened to the dogs, but it's clear that they weren't allowed to exercise or interact with people, Hager
Many of the dogs cannot bark because their vocal chords were snipped.
Most of the rescued dogs were used for breeding.
Very few puppies were found, Hager
"It's a common misconception that these dogs are puppies," she
Most introductions went off without a hitch, but a few families decided not to adopt after spending time with the dogs, Hager
They worried that the dogs wouldn't get along with other pets or didn't have the right temperament to fit in with a family's lifestyle.
"That's OK," Hager
"I'd rather they decide now that they don't want this commitment."
The dogs that weren't adopted Sunday will most likely be offered to families who weren't selected in the first round, Hager
"We have so many great applicants for these dogs," she