A couple weeks ago my parents had to put the family dog to sleep after a cancerous growth was found on one of her hind legs. She was 14-15, had a stroke earlier last year, and was given 6 months to a year at the latest if this growth was removed. It was a tough decision by my dad but a necessary one. They didn't want to put her through the surgery. Having said that, I think getting another dog might be the best thing for the parents. They're both retired and aren't in the greatest of shape themselves. I live about 25 minutes or so away so I couldn't be relied upon to help train, housebreak, or exercise the new dog. What breed would you suggest for a retired couple? I've done some research the past couple days. I'm leaning towards a greyhound but I don't think they want a larger dog. They require little exercise (maybe one walk a day) and are snugglers. I looked at whippet's as well but they require quite a bit of exercise or they otherwise become destructive. Any thoughts?