1. Do dogs wear collars when left in the kennels? When you get a dog from a shelter, is one even provided? I think I just brought a couple adjustable collars from home and had them fit one on the dog.
In our local shelter they wear collars all the time. If you adopt, however, you have to bring your own collar and leash.
2. Here, they label the pens by row, then kennel. Then, info about the dog underneath. Story example: C-18 German Shepherd-Malinois Male, Neutered. Is there anything else?
Our local shelter is really small, so they do not have the kennels labeled, all they have is a printed sheet with information on the dog. Name, breed, estimated age, some characteristic descriptions, any information that a potential adopter might need (no cats, kids, etc.), any special information (e.g. we have 2 dogs that only staff can touch and work with, so there is a sign not to enter the kennel, etc).
3. When I went to retrieve dogs, I checked on them, then went back to fill out the paperwork before getting the dog. I brought a leash and the shelter worker would step into the kennel and leash up the dog and THEN hand me the lead once the dog was out of the pen/kennel. Would that still be correct?
I went in with staff and Ranger first to just get to know him. I had to return with my roomates dog, and the staff brought Ranger to an area where they could meet. She then brought him back to the kennel while I filled out Paperwork. We werent able to take him the same day. When I picked him up I just brought leash and collar and they brought him out to me.