Are rules for adopting pets too strict?

Good article on about how some adoption rules may be considered too strict. I tend to agree with a lot of what she is saying. I understand the need to protect both the pets and the people adopting them, but some places go too far.

For example, some require an owner to have a fenced in yard before adopting. But some dogs are fine for apartment/condo living. And, as the article states, isn't it good to bond with your dog by going for long walks on a leash? Even the popular television dog trainers advocate leash training and long walks with your dog.

Anyway, good article and feel free to post your opinions in the comments section.