lol, nope, it's not a match-making thread! I just have been wondering about this: Anyone here a single-person who owns a dog, and lives alone, and works outside the home? or does anyone here know of one? (it's one thing, if you are single, but live with a roomate, or your mom, or someone who will let the dog out while you work, i am talking about "living alone" dog owners). btw---for safety's sake, of course, do not reveal where exactly you live, nor your full name, etc, or you can just say " i know a person who does such and such" for safety's sake. How many hours do you work in a row? Can you go home for lunch or something? How does the person manage letting the dog out if they work over 8 hours or even 12 hour shifts? What all arrangements have you heard of, or do you have ideas on this? Do you have a pal who comes over to let dog out? Does your dog have a doggie door while you are gone? Does your neighbor help you out and has key and lets dog out? Do you drop off dog to doggie daycare? Do you hire a dog walked to come by while you are gone and give her a key? HOW IS IT DONE BY THE DOG OWNERS WHO LIVE ALONE AND WORK OUTSIDE THE HOME?