can someone help me with a suggestion or recomendation on sutible breed options. my mom lives in lakewood co and has had an awfull year. she lost her mother after careing for her in her home for ten years. then my brother lost his dad to lung cancer and then her beloved dog passed also... please help i have limited funds for the purchase but do not want to lose her as well!!!
As far as affordable I would go to a shelter and find a heinz 57 mix. Not anything purposely bred but something that likely won't have hip and eye issues. You can usually get a fully vetted dog for around 100$. You may be able to find one that is also already housebroken and then won't have to worry about that headache.
If you do go to a breeder cheaper is never better.
If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons -James Thurber