I agree with you on that to a certain extent. Not just older people, but anyone who can't afford the price of a dog, especially an older one, how would they be able to pay vet bills if something happens? Let's say it was a problem that already existed and didn't know about. But I know what you mean. Please don't take it wrong. And no dog should come with a high price, I def. agree.carmella chihuahua said:i understand your views but alot of older people might not be able to afford that much money but alot of older retired people would provide a brilliant home for a small dog.