I saw June 3,2000 airing of the lady who put in 750 hours as a downpayment on a Habitat for Humanity house for herself and her three children. You and a decorator went through the house of minimized decoration.
I felt it was very poor judgement to offer the family a dog...another mouth to feed. Did you also include a year's dog food,shots...neutering? You asked them to make a dog life adoption decision in front of the public which commits money that they very likely do not have.
I felt you put them on the spot. It only raised the question of how in tune you are with your clients.