Last April we had to put our dog, Sadie, of 9 years to sleep. She had gotten old and had developed kidney and liver problems and also had problems with her knee. It was aweful for the kids!! We got a new dog, Max, a month ago. He is an inside dog and quickly made himself at home. Brandon has especially bonded with him. As you can see, he like to sleep in the beds. We crate him at night but during the day, he can usually be found on my bed or in front of the slidding door soaking up the sun! Oh to have a dog's life!