The dog has a kennel to live in. Nope, not ideal at all, I will say again that I am a huge fan of indoor dogs--one of mine is contently twitching in his sleep next to me as I type. However, it's better than the shelter. In our area at least, there is a huge abundance of beagles and finding a home for an older one would be very difficult. Hopefully the OP is in a situation where the dogs can be indoors soon.