She will be devastated without him, what can I do to ease the burden? The dog is going to miss her and she will miss him. I have other siblings but that dog is her life and she is his. She is going to be heart broken without him and he will be a mess without her. All he knows is her and my brother will take the dog but he also has 3 of his own, and mom's dog hasn't been with other dogs, it's only been mom and him. Help this is so hard and I don't know what to do to make it easy for both. The dog is 12 and my other siblings think we should put him down. I don't want to do that, I want him to stay with mom but she needs to follow the rules of the assisted living home and take him out by leash, pick up after him. He will bark when she is not in sight so that is another reason he won't be able to be with her, cause he will bother the other tenants because of his barking. This is so hard for all of us but will be so hard for mom and her dog. What suggestions does anyone have out there.