I recently conducted a new client consultation with a young woman who was going away for the weekend and wanted someone to care for her pets while she was away. She has a 9 year old chocolate lab and an 18 year old cat. She also had a toddler.
In the course of asking the questions I needed answered for the animals' care, I asked how often the dog was being walked. She replied that he hadn't been walked in over a year.and a half. They have a big yard and they let him out there to do his business and they play fetch with him there.