Harry [Adopted]came to us from an inner city shelter where he was picked up as a stray. He is estimated to be 10 years old., It was obvious that he was someone’s beloved pet. It appeared that he had been groomed recently but because of spending a number of days wandering, his coat had become matted and, he had to be shaved down.. When his coat grows back he will be absolutely beautiful. He does have an age related cataract but his vision is fine,. Harry is housetrained and does very well with other dogs. He has shown no interest in cats. You can crate him but there is no reason to do so. He willing goes in the crate to eat or to sleep but can get a bit vocal if asked to be in the crate when there is other activity in the house. Harry is on thyroid meds but they cost just a few pennies a day.