First of all, I have wonderful neighbors. I chit chat with one next door neighbor quite a bit...very nice and she has nice children. I like how she treats her children. (as opposed to some other ones across the road, but that's another thread) Here's my problem. This one next door neighbor doesn't have a dog, but babysits for someone's dog from time to time, sometimes for a few days at a time. She is gone to work all day and leaves this Lab out in the back yard A-L-L day long, from early morning to around 6 or 7 at night. This poor thing cries, whines this long, drawn out, mournful sobbing for long stretches of time, with some barking thrown in. She digs under the fence somewhat and I'm afraid she'll dig herself right out one of these days. That though, doesn't seem to be excessive. This dog is clearly suffering separation anxiety and it's also VERY hot these days. Today it should be over 90. There is shade and a bucket of water I think, as far as I can tell by looking over the fence. (I see a 5 gal bucket under the faucet, but can't tell if there's water or not...probably is) This mournful, howling, barking, and whining is not only down right upsetting, as my heart breaks for this dog, but it's also annoying as hell. I don't want to make any waves with this person. I hate the thought of having ANY animosity between neighbors here. And heaven knows, I've created my own share of obnoxious noises with my landscaping project. It's been like a construction zone around here. So, it's not primarily the noise that's bothering me, but more the way it makes me so sad to see this dog suffering loneliness all day. She doesn't appear to be responsive or friendly toward me when I talk to her over the fence. What would you do?