A post on Facebook the other day caught my eye. A person dumped his 11-year-old dog at a kill shelter. Rather than living out her life being loved and cared for, Angel died in that shelter. Not accidentally. She was euthanized. Killed because she was old. Killed because the shelter was overcrowded. And killed because a sympathetic rescue group could not get there in time to save her.
Dogs are not disposable. If you cannot commit to taking care of a dog through his or her senior years, don't get one. Get a Chia pet.