so ive fallen for a 10 year old chihuahua mix at a local animal shelter and im tossed as to what to do. i feel like adopting her might be a good thing. i know shes old but i could give her a few good years of tlc. on the other hand, it might be a constant battle and is introducing her to a new environment really fair at that age? ive read that they can live somewhere between 15-18 years which can leave me some time with her. my bf is convinced ill be spending the next 5 years cleaning up poop and it would be a bad idea. what do you guys think? ohh and p.s. ive had dogs before, and surround myself by them. im an avid dog lover. but havent owned one since i was young. dunno if that makes a difference in your opinions!