Sorry to hear of your pup's passing. Hardest thing you'll ever have to do in life, IMHO. We've been there twice, with our black lab Zack in 2010 and our boxer Izzy in 2012. I've told people (and not really joking) that making the decision to put a dog to sleep was a harder thing to go through than my divorce was (at least dogs know the meaning of loyalty!)
You're right, you can't ever replace your friend, but opening your home, your life, and your heart to a new dog is the best way to honor his memory. After all, he spent almost 11 years training you to be a good dog owner, he wouldn't want all that effort he put in to go to waste. RIP Toby.
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