If they have a dog, the dog has to stay in, very often alone, waiting for
them to come back.
Is there a
trusted friend or family member, who for
small payment, or for the sheer fun of it(!) or for some exchange, or treat (like a box of chocolates...?) would come in during the day and play with your dog or take him out?
I guess you wouldn't be able to afford a dog-sitter, or dog-walker..(?) I am not certain what they charge.
How does he get along with cats?