@evelyn Yes Please buy potty pads for the "old" lady!! You can buy chair or bed size at Walmarts ~ in the human isle!! I just had to have my 16 & a half yr. old Basenji girl put to sleep Aug. 24, 2016, but not for doing a potty or poot inside). She'd gotten so she'd get off the sofa & pee in front of the TV & she may have just pee'd outside 15 minutes earlier! When you get older, (it's the same with humans), they might go outside & potty/poo & a few minutes later...have to go again! I had an old full size, cheap blanket that I kept folded into a square, placed in front of the front door. It was more for my Dorie but, I wiped my feet on it when I came in & had the maintenance people do the same (if it had rained or snowed out). She was very good for the last 5 or 6 years about using it if I was sleeping, gone or I just missed her "signal" that she had to go pee again. Sometimes she'd poot on it or in front of the back door, (which lead to the fenced back yard) & I'd just throw it in the washing machine every 2 or 3 days & wash it (without fabric softner as it keeps the liquid from soaking in fast enough). What I would give to have to get down on my knee's with a dry rag to soak up pee & a soapy bucket of water to wash that area in front of the TV again & both of my knee's are bad! I still have that old blanket in front of the front door. The only carpet in this apartment is in the bedroom & she pee'd on it every once in a great while, if she couldn't get to the tile areas. Then I had to get rid of the bed & just kept the bed room door closed unless I was putting up clean clothes. I'd love to get down on that carpet & scrub a potty spot again too!! I'm 60 yrs. old, had my bladder redone 13 yrs. ago but sometimes I go pee & 5 minutes later, I have to go again!! It's just part of the process of getting old & with Basenjis ~ they can hold it for really really long amounts of time ~ until they get older. Then it seems like, in a matter of a few short months, they pee all the time, inside & outside! Our bowels also start functioning different when we get older & your ole' gal's are the same way! I might poot & feel like I'm done & I no longer get sit down & comfy.. then guess what? Yup, I got to go again! It's absolutely maddening!! I believe those potty pads for humans are called Incontinence Pads & they come in (small) chair size or bed size. Get the bed size as it will be easier for her to pee on it & not get it on the floor. After you get a big pack, take a couple of them & get a little bit of her potty on them, then place them where she goes potty in the house. Let her see you put them down & pat them while you tell her, "It's okay girl, see...you can do your potty on here & it's being a good girl!" The first time you see her pee on one, use your "happy voice" telling her how good she is! I always gave my Dorie a couple of small treats too. She might miss the pads at first but try to let her know your happy about her trying! Because when "that day" comes & she's no longer there, you'll look at those area's & you'll know in your heart that you did everything you could do for her in those last few months! My Dorie would "clean" her back feet after pootin' on the one in front of the back door, sometime's she'd kick the pad & it would cover it up & other times, she'd rip some of the cotton off of it. Get a couple of bags to start with, until she gets used to them as, you will go thru a fair number to start with! But, no more meds, pretty Please!! Those meds on an older dog only cause more peeing & pooting problems. Being a Basenji, she's much more unhappy with her incontinence problems than you are. Basenjis are such a proud breed but I'm sure you already know that! Would you please keep us posted as to how she's doing on the pads? I hope it's a long time away before you look at those area's & feel the sadness & cry because they're always dry now. It's not a personality change with her so much as it is that she's ashamed of herself. The urge hits her so fast, she's doing good to even squat.