My husband and I are looking into adopting a dog or purchasing a retired show dog for my father-in-law and his roommate. My father-in-law is retired due to breaking his foot and not healing properly and his roommate is very elderly. His father keeps talking about getting a small dog but doesn't have the money for the purchase. A dog would be very good for them as it would definitely brighten up their lives and bring them joy and companionship.
Please, do not get the wrong idea, my father-in-law is capable of providing and spoiling his future dog. Me and my husband are also here to help them with any unexpected medical bills the dog may have. Him and his roommate will also be apart of the decision making of course.
Now that I am through explaining, my question is this - what small breed dog would you suggest for 2 elderly gentleman that live in a small apartment. It would need to be a low energy breed, under 10 lbs, and preferably one with short fur such as a Dachshund, Min Pin, etc
I have experience with Yorkies (parents own 3) and big dogs. Yorkies have long fur and upkeep for grooming would be too expensive for them to maintain on a daily basis.
I just want the best for them and the dog they receive which is why I will take all suggestions and info into consideration. If you have any questions or concerns that I didn't explain thoroughly enough, I'd be more than glad to elaborate.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my book of an explanation/question, it's much appreciated!