I've had cats all my life and we've had cats for the 23 years we've been married. Angie is our first dog and she has been such a joy. She's 3 1/2 now and we're so glad that we got her. So much less trouble then cleaning up after the cats. I'm almost 71 and it's gotten to the point where I hope I never see another litter box. She does what she's told and never gets up on counters and things, she doesn't shed, I could leave my sewing room open if she was our only pet. Don't get me wrong, I dearly love our three cats but when they're gone there won't be any more. I'm past the stage in my life where I can care properly for them and cleaning little boxes is a duty my hubby doesn't like to share.