I adopted my little black boy when he was 10 years old. His elderly owner could no lo ger look after him. He is now 16 years old and is totally blind and has two heart murmurs. But he is a happy little boy and I love him dearly. I also rescued another young dog to keep him company. It gave him a new lease on life. He lives inside because he becomes disorientated and frightened if he is outside too long. He has also had two strokes but my vet says as long as he is happy and eating well he could live for another year or so. He is not in pain. He is a poodle terrier cross and is very loveable.