I just found out yesterday that my neighbor is taking in two new roommates - both with dogs! Eeek! I met one of the dogs yesterday - a 4 year old yellow lab. My girls were free-ranging when they dropped by, but they were in the far side yard, so I'm not sure if he saw them or not with all the excitement of meeting my dog. The other dog I have yet to meet; apparently she is a miniature dachsund. I might have to lower the bottom wire of my electric fence should she get the urge to dig! I only free-range when I am home and out in the yard, but I'm still nervous. It only takes once! The last roommate that lived over there had a high prey-drive German shepherd, but that guy worked afternoons and evenings, so the dog wasn't out during the times my girls were. That dog did escape once when someone let him out by mistake - the first thing he did was send my poor cat about 75 feet up into a tree. Happily my dog came out and occupied him while I quickly tossed chickens into the pen. That was all too much stress for me, wondering where that dog was all the time. I don't want to go through all that again!