I feel a bit hurt when so many seem to think that BRAT is the only acceptable option and some how a buyer is wrong for a dog. Some of us bought our dogs from craigslist and petfinder and have given our dogs loving homes. BRAT doesn't approve everyone and BRAT charges substantially more money because they have to cover the cost for all the dogs they rescue. If a dog can go straight from one owner or a shelter into a loving home, isn't that better for the dog than having him be transported many miles and perhaps going to many homes before he gets to a temporary foster home where he will live until he is uprooted for a final time to his forever home.
It may better if BRAT and the other rescues can aquire a dog before it goes to a shelter but if there is a buyer that can give the dog a loving home, that buyer is better than the rescues. IMO