I am considering getting a dog that I went to see at the RSPCA yesterday. She is lovely, 7yr old female who has a bit of a weight issue, nothing major just needs some good walks! I live on my own in a house with a small garden, I like to keep fit and so would walk her twice a day. I am out of the house 7.30ish - 5ish, but work is a 5 min drive away so I could come home at lunch to let her out. If I organised myself I could also be home earlier than that most days. She would be in the conservatory/licing room during the day, and from what they have said about her she is used to being left for up to 6 hours. I have had dogs before, but I am very aware that it would be a massive tie as I live alone and that I would not be able to just nip home at the weekend if I felt like it! I just think she is a lovely dog, she is not good with children or other dogs which is not an issue for me, and because of this and her age she is being overlooked by people who go to look for a dog. People with dogs, how much if a tie do you find them, and how expensive are kennels etc for holidays?