After many years of considering the idea, I’m feeling ready to commit to a dog, specifically a spoo. I have one major area of hesitation, though, and I’m hoping to get some input (as I’ve heard different opinions from different people when I posed this question): my family spends summers in a place that, sadly, doesn’t allow dogs. However, while I go away with my kids all summer, my husband is home during the week and joins us on weekends. A close family member has offered to watch our theoretical dog when we’re all away, but I’m afraid the whole setup would be unfair to the dog. So my question is twofold: is this a doable situation in general? And, if/when I find a suitable puppy, how old do you think the puppy should be before we left it home with my husband and/or relative? Ideally, I’d want as much time with the puppy as possible before the summer, but timing can be tricky. I’m a total novice – and as much as I try to research things, I don’t have any firsthand experience, so would very much appreciate advice!