Yep, I personally cannot stand people who leave dogs outside all the time. My husband's grandfather has a chow who lives outside (not tied to anything - he learned his lesson about 20 years ago when he had a dog on a rope or something and the dog jumped the fence and hung himself - so sad!!! And stupid on my grandfather-in-laws part) and they let it in the garage when there is a hurricane warning or below freezing temps. I think that is just ridiculous. Why own a dog if you don't want it as part of your family? I don't leave my kids outside in the rain, why would I leave my dog out there?