Boy, that's a tough question. If you find a place you're sure you can trust, it would probably be good for him. But I'm waaay to paranoid to do it. Since we got Gertie and then Ida, we have a lock on our gate that we never had before. We lock our doors during the day, even when we're home. But we're also there all day, we don't go off to work and leave them, so I can see where you would be wanting to get him out more.