Our Chin-Chihuaha mix died recently of congestive heart failure. He was 6 years old. My wife would like another dog and asked me to check with the progressives on Daily Kos to see if anybody has puppies available or a dog that needs a home.
The budget is tight, so no pure breds. We live in southern Arizona, so a local dog that we can pick up or could be delivered would be very helpful. Something in the southwest such as southern California or New Mexico might also work.
My wife has rheumatoid arthritis, so she prefers small dogs of perhaps 10 to 15 pounds that she can handle without too much wear and tear on her joints. As the dog would spend a lot of time with her, it should be a friendly lapdog type rather than a boisterous outdoorsy type.
If you have such a dog or know someone who does, please leave a comment or send me a DKOS message.