I live on an acreage outside of Nelson, BC at the end of a no-thru road. I am looking for a small, quiet dog no more than 40 pounds to join my animal family of an elderly Golden Retriever and two young cats. I would like him/her to be no older than 3 years, as I would like to have him/her for a long time. I have a roomy and comfortable home (with one sofa that is dog-purposed!) I am retired and, therefore, generally at home, but often have visits from family with a baby.