"It's a hard knock life," so the saying goes. That's from a song right out of Lil' Orphan Annie about living in an orphanage. Much the same, I think, as living in a shelter. Except, in shelters...where we 'house' our leftover pets, life is far more unpleasant than life in an orphanage.
Let it be known I have never lived in an orphanage. And, yes, I've read stories about the 'horrors' in some places - generally related to many, many years ago when kids sent to these places were really leftover kids, and often sent to said organization because the parents (a) didn't want the kid or (b) couldn't keep the kid - no money or (c) died leaving the kid homeless. No doubt in many cases it was a sad existence. And some folks will bristle that I am comparing kennels in shelters to life in orphanages. But I am.
I hate kennels in shelters. As you see in the picture here, my pups get soft chairs and pillows. Yes, they do.