Sally Indianapolis, IN 2/29/2012 9:12:04 PM I am so sorry for your pain, both at the loss of your sweet dog and the pain of his passing. My husband and I had 4 dogs at one time. The cocker spaniel was the first to go: he had cancer and was really having a tuff time. We had him euthanized - with both of us holding him and telling him he loved him. The our shepherd mix - he was dying of old age at 14. My husband was taking him to the vet and I was on the way but he died in my husband's arms before I got there. Then this past summer our greyhound died at age 13. She went out to her favorite place in the back yard and just laid down and died peacefully. I still have one dog left and yes, if necessary I will have him put to sleep. I love him so much - in fact, I love him enough not to let him suffer.