My husband and I love our little Shelby so we decided to get her a friend for when we move in to our house in February (right now she has my parent's dog to play with). Its actually her brother: same parents, different litter. Beau will be able to leave his mom about the same time we get in our house but I'm worried about leaving him in a crate from 8-5 while we're at work. Shelby is house broken so we're going to install a doggie door and lock them both in the unfinished basement. I worry about this new situation because when we brought Shelby home I had been laid off work so I could spend time with her 24/7. Now that I have a job, I worry about leaving Beau in a crate all day. Any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated!