Later, as I flipped through Rebel’s vet file, I found at least two ominous notations: while at the kennel, he’d lunged at a vet tech, and someone had added a caution sticker recommending a muzzle. Clearly, this was a major oversight. An unfortunate communication gap. Rebel should never have been released from the kennel, and certainly not to a home with children. If the vet staff had been permitted to talk with me about the dog when I called, perhaps they would have opened his file and seen these red flags and warnings before we picked him up.