I have a special case I'm trying to fulfill, and am reaching out for any/all information as it's somewhat uncharted waters for me. My employer is an elderly former professor who now runs a foundation. His wife suffers from Alzheimers. They have previously owned a string of male chocolate labs, whom they adored. Their last one passed away a year or two ago. The wife is increasingly losing touch with daily life, but lights up emotionally/cognitively around dogs. Therefore, they would like to acquire another lab to be her companion. Specifically, they are hoping to find an older trained adult who is respectful of space (she is unsteady on her feet), calm, and lazy enough to be content with the occasional jaunt outside. They live on over 50 acres in Maine, with a pond. Originally the husband thought of a service dog, as the wife has started eloping. However all service dog orgs are booked many years out, and they do not need one that can function in public. Instead we're shooting for a well behaved companion. I'm not a lab person, and breeders are so abundant online that I don't even know where to start. New England is just chock full of them. Any recommendations, or knowledge of breeders with retired/ing dogs, would be greatly appreciated. Inside Maine is ideal, but any of the NE states would be doable. They're a fan of the English Lab, but really aren't picky on that as long as it fits the other criteria (older, calm, well behaved).