...the researchers also found that all modern breeds--from poodles to malamutes--derive from at least two population bottlenecks: one that occurred thousands of years ago when humans bred dogs from wolves and one that happened in the last few hundred years as humans bred that ancestral population into the dogs of all shapes and sizes observable today.
Funny, but I was wondering about some of this just the other day. I think getting the Scientific American RSS feed was a REALLY good idea.
While the pickup location may have been determined on the fly, it was still at an airstrip, which I would assume would have some sort of security cameras in place. It would just be a matter of tapping into the system.