Welcome and congrats on almost owning the best dog out there!! Most dogs will learn the schedule of their owner, so you're dog would get used to waiting a long time to use the bathroom. We leave our Fin in the master bathroom with blankets, toys and food while we are at work for 10 hours. He doesn't mind and he almost never has an accident. You should try thinking about a getting a cat instead of another dog. They are low-maintenanced and can give the same companionship that beagles crave. We got a rescue cat about 2 months ago and Fin loves her, she has definitely eased any anxiety that Fin had been experiencing. Good luck and keep us informed on your plans. I'm sure once you see those big brown eyes and floppy ears, you'll be sold...