Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California
I would suggest you contact a rescue organization in your area, and see if you can get him evaluated. If he is adoptable, I would rather see him in a household where he is part of the family, rather than outside by himself.
Having said that, if he is not very adoptable, but seems to enjoy being outdoors, I don't think it's the worst thing in the world to make him an outdoor dog. As long as he has adequate shelter and a secure yard, and gets daily attention, I think that might be the best of a bad set of choices.