Can a single person adopt a dog? It can be done! If cost is not a concern for you and you feel like the dog would benefit, you can always hire someone to visit your dog to let him out during the day. Professional dog walkers, pet sitters or doggie daycare facilities would be good to look into. Older dogs, or dogs that are not hyper to begin with, are quite content to take long naps during the day. When I’m home on a day off, the dogs are napping except to get up and follow me around when I seem to be doing something interesting. Otherwise, I’m just not that exciting and it’s back to the couch/crate/dog bed. The young dogs will get into trouble, though, with too much time on their paws and no one to help them expend their energy properly.