ul b out for 9 hrs, so its no point keepin a dog at all. dogs r lyke babies, u cnt jus leave dem for so long. m nt discouragin by tellin u dis, bt u urself think dat vl u b doin justice to d pup? leavin him in a care entre is nt at all d solutn.. wad bond vl u hv wid d dog? trust me keepin a dog at home is a full tym job- his food schedule,medicines,check-ups.. ... i seriously advice u to nt get a dog.. bt rest is up to u!!