Some info written about specific dogs will state that they're ideal for an apt and usually that's an older dog even a Chi. But some of these rescue groups are strict stating that you *must have* a fenced yard. One I saw had a statement by a person that worked for the group and even she said it was crazy that they had a rule that they didn't adopt out to *people that worked!!* As she said, most people do work. I have no clue as to where I read that but I bet it was one that doesn't have a facility and only has dogs at the foster homes. I don't see how they could operate a business with that rule.
I guess maybe when they see the other shelters receiving more of the Chi dogs from CA then maybe they'll bend those rules.