I think it is getting worse too nowadays, as most people, especially with families, are having to come up with more and more ideas to make extra money, and that means they are out of the house. 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 either a small payment, or for the sheer fun of it(!) or for some exchange, or treat (like a box of chocolates...?