I have two very spoiled dogs who live in the house with me. They have never had to spend much time outdoors, and I don’t think they would know what to do if I were to leave them outside for more than a few minutes. I live in a hot area, and I have never wanted them to have to deal with the heat. They have thick fur coats, so I don’t think that would be very fair. Because they are always inside when I wake, I make sure to leave my A/C running. This causes my utility bill to be pretty high, but I have to do it so that they are comfortable. I do not like the thought of them having to stay indoors without a proper HVAC system. Something else that I did to control all of the dog hair was have an air purifier attached to my HVAC unit. This allows me to control how much dust and dirt is circulating throughout my house. It’s easy to let this get out of hand with animals inside, but I do everything I can to make sure thanks still stay clean. I think my friends think I’m a little insane for putting so much effort into making my home comfortable for my dogs, but they need an air conditioner just as much as I do. The thought of leaving them in a stuffy house all day seems a bit inhumane to me, so I will do whatever I have to to make sure that they are happy and healthy. I’ve had them for so long that I consider them family members by this point.