I am a stay at home parent. i have a 4 year old child that will be here when your dog is here. however she goes to daycare in the daytime. I had a dog of my own i raised from a puppy to a full grown adult. I have 2 cats in my home as well. I am a loving care giver and since our family dog passed away i wanting to do this because i know how your dog is not just a pet they are part of your family.