We chose a dog that wouldn't shed so that we could have him inside with us. We are out a lot, so we knew we ought to spend time with him when we are around. While we were building, Milo lived outside as he wasn't allowed in our rental house, and we have been worried about the floor in our new house, that he might scratch it.
The hot weather of late has made us reconsider and, on the weekend, we bought him a new bed for inside and let him in. He LOVES it, and so do we. He loves being near us, loves sitting next to us so we can pat him and he loves his new bed. As much as he loves his new bed, he is also keen to sit on a beanbag. Lots of sitting, no running and we're all happy!