Miss Paris is a 13 year old standard poodle. She lives happily in a small town in Central Illinois. Her favorite activity is playing at the nearby state park, camping, and travel. I am a 70 year old poodle Mom, I have had standards for 22 years and as I see Miss Paris and myself aging I am afraid to get a new puppy. I am afraid I will not be able to keep up with the exercise requirements of a younger dog some years down the road. Miss Paris is still very active and keeps me walking every day, plus I adore her and the thought of loosing her and being without a poodle is heartbreaking. I am thinking the answer might be a 4 or 5 year old poodle that needs a home. I have taken in cats that have lost their family and I have adopted a 18 lb terrier dog and that has worked out well. Right now our household consists of 2 cats, a poodle and a terrier. We are pet owners, we have never shown or participated is sport.