First off...I am new to Beagle World but have been a relatively proud mother of Roxie for going on 7 years next month. She has always been an outside dog either in a yard or connected to a run up until I moved from Colorado to Brooklyn, NY about 6 months ago. We now live in an apartment and she had to adjust to taking walks twice a day to do her business and for exercise. I felt like she adjusted pretty well and pretty quickly but when I was working I was gone for about 10-12 hours a day on average. This definitely seemed to stress her out...she was having accidents in the house (even when I was home), tore a hole in the screen in my window, and peed on my bed. I've been unemployed for about 3 weeks now and it's taken this long for her to finally be back to her good self but I'm afraid that as soon as I find another job, she'll regress again. So my question is do you think she can adjust to this life or would she be happier back in Colorado because my parents who live there keep offering to take her. I've always had the conviction that having a dog should be a life commitment and not something you can get rid of when it's inconvenient. My parents asked me whether I'm thinking of my happiness or Roxie's and I don't have an answer. I would appreciate whatever advice you can give on this.