That's what my brother did. He wanted a dog for companionship and when he didn't have time for it I had to care for it. He would either leave it in his room, in a cage in the porch, or in back tied up. We use to hear him cry all the time because he wanted attention and also because my brother didn't feed him when he was supposed to. I would have to feed him and walk him. He wasn't allowed to run around inside the house because he bit my cat. He didn't bit him hard but either way, it was a puppy and too hyper for my cat so they would always fight. Eventually, we moved and he stayed behind and he gave away the dog. I'm glad he did that too.