MAKING THE RIGHT MATCH
Consider the dog's temperament rather than breed. A smaller dog may not always be the best choice for a senior as they could possibly fall over the dog and injure themselves.
Think about how much exercise the canine requires and whether you are able to meet these needs or make arrangements for someone else to exercise it.
Ponder potential veterinary bills and your ability to meet these expenses.
Tips to help seniors choose the right dog (from Shenton Park Dogs' Refuge Home)