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This is an issue along the same lines as putting your kids in daycare.
Not everyone has the opportunity to stay home, even part-time. Some of us have to have jobs to support our family.
Nobody should be made to feel guilty about putting their kids in daycare, or having to leave their dog home during the day.
Miley is home by herself during the day, either in a fenced-in backyard, or a gated area in the house (even when she was a small puppy). Her needs are met (food, water, shelter, toys), and she gets SO much love and playtime during the afternoon and evening hours. And she is housebroken and VERY well socialized.
I know dogs that are NEVER played with and left outside all day. I think that would fall more along the lines of NEGLECT, but not cruelty.
Don't make those of us that have to work feel like we are being CRUEL for leaving our dogs during the day.
Miley has a better life than a lot of kids I know....
Renee, Miley, & Copper too!
"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened."
Last edited by Renee; 02-04-2009 at 04:57 PM.