Re: stress over fencing...
Check with the city before you do that. Ours just outlawed having dogs tied up for any reason.
I have a very small backyard, so we have to supplement with twice a day walks. It means getting up an hour earlier, but those are the things you do for the ones you love. And my Golden is allergic to grass (seriously allergic), so we walk him on the treadmilll. He loves it.
Skin kids - Jason, Kevin, Allison
Canine kids - Bennett & Bailey (always in our hearts), Riley, Banker, Rogue and Boz
Feline kids - Zoey, Talley and Abra