If the dog is shut in the room, it isn't just lounging around waiting for you to come in without the owner around. The only reason I might complain is if the dogs are barking when the owner isn't there. You might ask the dog guy for his phone so you can text/call if there is any issue with the dogs while he isn't there.
One of my kids has a learning disability that affects her handwriting. An accommodation she has had since 1st year of HS is to use a laptop for notetaking. I know she feels conspicuous in lecture when she does it if the prof won't let others.
I can't link to it, but the Star Tribune (Mpls paper) just published that Franken intends to stay in office and work to regain the trust of Minnesotans. There is more to his statement, but I can't get the link to copy or the article to open in Safari, unfortunately.