I figured it was time to revive this thread. We now have a 38 pound brown and white straight-haired shelter mutt named Chloe in our family. She was my mother in-law's dog until she passed away in August; we actually took her to the shelter to adopt the dog back in 2014. The plan was always for us to take Chloe if something happened to D's mom.
It's fun coming home to the furry, gentle goofball. Based on the estimates at adoption time, we are thinking she is 6-ish in age. While it makes some activities require a little more planning, we love having her in our home.