I work from home with my own mini poodle, Chewy, by my side. We go for two walks a day, eat lunch together, and take occasional stretching and play breaks. Chewy would love to have a furry pal around, and I would, too -- just not full-time!
As you can see in the photos, we have a big backyard (which is totally enclosed) and covered rear patio, but Chewy (and pals) hang inside with me just as much as outside. (Unless furry pals are dogs that shed -- then, depending on HOW MUCH they shed, they will spend more time out than in.)
Furry pal must be 50 pounds or under and, if spending the night, non-shedding or mostly non-shedding. I have a full canine first aid kit in the house -- not that I've ever had to use it. And of course, if an emergency arose, I'd take your furry baby to the nearest emergency clinic (there's one about a mile from the house).
As of November 2014, we have a baby girl, so my availability to care for furry babies past about 6 pm is very limited. (Baby's bedtime routine must begin.)
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