Some of you may know I recently moved into a new home. Our backyard is small and is fenced. On the other side of that fence directly across are three chihuahuas. At first I was excited that they could be friends with my two chis. haha well... these poor little dudes are outside all of the time. I know that they sleep inside at night. They are left outside in the morning until around 8 pm at night, the (girl?) comes home lets them in for a little while, then leaves again and puts them back out. They are still outside when I go to sleep, however in the mornings when I first let my dogs out to pee they are in. Now I don't believe in having outside dogs, but that is my personal opinion. I guess my personal opinion doesn't necessarily make it wrong even though I wish she treated her dogs better in my mind. They do have food and water from what I can see. It still gets to 98 degrees here in the afternoon, and I'm hot after five minutes of being outside. I keep wondering what happens when it rains, are they stuck out there? it hasn't rained yet so I don't know. The other problem is this. They bark incessantly whenever I let my own dogs out. There isn't a time when I'm outside that they aren't having a fit barking/howling/whining aside from that small window when they are inside in the mornings. It's incredibly annoying for me because it takes ten times longer for my dogs to go and I wait outside with them. Nevermind that I don't want to listen to barking everytime I'm in my backyard. I think, what will happen next summer when I want to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine? What does she do when it's the middle of summer and completely innapropriate to keep your dogs outside because of the heat? I like to think of myself as a pretty reasonable person, and I wouldn't be complaining about barking (as i know dogs bark) if it wasn't all of the time non-stop. Not to mention the dogs being left outside, except again it is all day and almost all night long. Should I do something? is there anything I can do? legally is there anything that can be done? what are my options? help!! I feel bad for these little pups.