My dad had to euthanize his beloved Jack Russell terrier, Matisse, a few months ago due to cancer. He was devastated but as dad is 79, he made the decision not to get another dog. My sister and I could see how much he was missing his boy, so she searched online and found a newborn Jack Russell pup. When we showed dad the photos he broke down and told us that he would like him. So our family all pitched in and got Chipper for dad. His only condition was that Steve and I would care for Chipper when/if dad is ever unable. (Of course we agreed). The little guy has bonded to dad.....a perfect match.