Isn't there any way you cauld just let her in a specific room in your home or block off part of your garden for her.. ?
yeah what about locking her in a bedroom or bathroom? or a hallway with baby gates?
We don't have a garden, lol. Plus I would never leave her outside unattended or while I wasn't home, too risky in a many ways.
The bathroom and bedroom are the only rooms that she could be kept in and they are very small.(Which is one of the reasons why we're buying a new house) The amount of room she would have to walk around in, in both rooms would basically be the same as her kennel, lol. Her kennel isn't tiny, she can stand and stretch, she just can't walk around much.
Maybe try to get someone to stop by and let her out in the middle of the day? A dog walker, or someone you know who has free time?
We work nights so that's not really an option, plus we have no friends and my mom would never do that.
Tanner loves his kennel too, we try to keep the door open whenever were home, but sometimes he just wants to be in there. You shouldnt let yourself feel so bad about having her in there, she prolly just sleeps the whole time anyway, and im sure you make it up to her when you get home. It would be nice if you could have someone come check on her during the day, or let her out for a little play, but i know thats not always an option.
She does that too. We'll come home from work and then like an hour later she's laying in her kennel, lol. I video taped her one time when we had an 8 hour shift and she did sleep pretty much the whole time, but it still makes me feel bad.
Originally Posted by TheFancyFerret
Why not hire a pet sitter to come and walk her during the middle of the day? Or maybe pay a neighborhood kid (a trustable one) to take her for a walk when they get out of school in the afternoon. It really isn't fair to her to leave her locked up for that long.
I wouldn't trust anyone around here to look after my pets! People around here are animal abusers, not all, but a lot of them. And again, we work nights, so most people, especially kids are sleeping. I know that it's not fair, but what choice do I have? Better then being cooped up in a shelter with basically no attention at all.