You would be amazed at the great dogs at most animal control places.
A lot of good pets are being given away or abandoned due to people out of work. You know first hand what it costs just to feed a large dog - much less vet bills. Sad to say but some look at dogs as disposable.
Most animal control will gladly help you find the right type dog. They hate putting good animals down.
You'll get a great pet and the price is right .
What could be more mundane than dying of old age or of natural causes when there is death by misadventure to be pursued ? Skip