In a sense that's what happens to hubby's grandparents' pets, a dog and a cat. They both passed on recently, within weeks of each other, and their pets are temporarily staying with family. When we visited their house two weeks ago, their dog was still in their house. It's an old dog so it's been using one of those orthopedic dog beds for a while now. Hubby's uncle who is staying at their house taking care of the pets asked if we want to adopt the dog and/or the cat. We of course said no. The little one took a liking to it but we just can't have pets right now. Maybe in the future we will have one, not just now. Anyway, last I heard the cat may have found a home so it's only the dog that needs one now.