> My mother, aged 70, who lives in a condo and is not a particularly active
> woman, is looking for a nice little rescue dog and having a devil of a
> finding one.
Check out some of the dog rescues. Some of them have a "senior for
seniors" program. If a person over a certain age adops a dog over a certain
age they will cover the vet care of the dog and I think wave placement fees.
I think some of the sheltie rescues do this.