I used to have a German Shepherd mix; fixed her up with a real nice insulated doghouse. She would lay down out in the snow, curl up and go to sleep. Sometimes the snow would cover her up to the point it would just look like a mound of snow in the yard. Amazing creatures, dogs are.
I'm glad that I read that the whole way through. Thought I was going to have to defend adopting pets.
This is Juliet, who we adopted from a shelter last year. My kids fell in love with her. She's mostly a Black Lab, but she's very small; I'm guessing under thirty pounds. When she runs, she looks like a greyhound. Maybe a little terrier in there. I'll take her, though, because she's the best dog I've ever had, although she has had her falls from grace (second picture.)