My sister and my bestest friend just got new puppies. My sister's Great Dane recently died, so she sort of inherited this 10 month old Trinka from a service dog project. Trinka was a tad too skiddish to pass the training to be a helping dog for people with Parkinsons. But she is a delightful girl and wonderful companion to her two kids.
My friend Jane has no children and just got a job as a professor and is temporarily living apart from her hubby till he comes to live with her. She needed a companion and got Sophia, the Italian Greyhound. What a charmer, huh?