This would just be for 1 to 2 1/2 hours in the late evening while my boyfriend and I overlap schedules at work. My daughter would most likely be in bed. You may have to return her to her bed as she tends to get up a few times in the night. We have a large dog but during the summer we could potentially put her outside for that time. She also has a cage she can be in but would prefer if you could be able to socialize with her as she just barks constantly at people she doesn't know. Additional needs include having a reliable car and being comfortable with pets.