I'm sorry to hear that. I know what its like to make the decision to put a dog down that's been so close to you for so many years. I had a 12 year old American stafforshire terrier (how ever its spelled) that eventually got in pretty bad shape. We had to pick him up and put him on his feet every time he layed down just so he could go outside to pee. After awhile we had no choice but to put him down.