I've lived with my sister for about 10 months now. In that time frame, their dog has become MY dog. He is with me 24/7, seriously. He even sleeps with me! Alot of this attributes to the fact that I am at home about 95% of the time and its obvious that with me here all the time, he would bond with me as he has. I have offered to take the dog and buy my sister another, but that hasnt worked. I'm afraid that the dog will become depressed. Once I leave, nobody will be here. My sister works 50+ hours a week and her husband works 2 jobs. There wont be anyone here to give him the attention I have. How do I make this transition better for this dog (and for me too, I will miss him terribly)!! P.S. I do plan on visiting frequently.