We are a working couple who live with our doggie baby Rocky . He is an Indian dog whom we have rescued . Sure he stays alone 7-9 hrs 5 days a week in the house with only the maid coming at around 1 to take him for a walk . Apart from adequate food , water , bedding we give him chew bones , real bones to pass his time .
We would love to have another dog for company but at this juncture of life its just not possible .
Rocky being the great Indian dog is used to of being alone . He has adjusted really well to this life style . He is also very smart & affectionate and has learned commands like sit , down paw , bang , eat , fetch very quickly .
We play fetch with him everyday and take him for walk 4-5 times in a day .
So the point I am trying to make is that one might not be able to provide the perfect environment for a dog but by adopted a street dog you are giving him a home & family which is certainly better than none & streets .