Our beautiful blue Great Dane has asked us to let him stay at home next time we travel, rather than having to squeeze into the small sleeping quarters of a kennel. He's low maintenance, loving, gentle. Just needs walks & the basic TLC an older dog craves. (Going on 9) We live in a quiet neighborhood outside Asheville NC with lots of mature trees, wild turkeys and oodles of nearby restaurants, breweries, music. October brings spectacular foliage here in the Appalacian foothills. Must have a car to get around.