From My wife to yours - That is a pretty darn good idea. We used to have a chocolate Lab and a yellow Lab but now we have too small a yard so no dogs now... but I think I can "rent" one from the neighbor! Issue is I will have to sleep somewhere else now as I only have a two-man (1 person/1 big dog) 4 seasons tent. If I can come into some "extra" money (working on that lottery) I plan on doing a drop camp then the wood burning stove in the wall tent will do perfectly!
Good luck on that lottery.
I asked my wife, as the St. Bernard needs a job to earn her Alpo, but she won't rent out the dog because she uses her to keep warm when I'm not home.