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Old 10-03-2013, 08:55 AM
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I have a tough time going anywhere without at least one dog. I just can relax without having a dog close by. I have gone on family vacations without my dogs and I've been miserable every time. I don't think I will agree to go next year unless I can at least bring Cricket along.

Cricket stayed with a coworker of mine last time. I do not like her in a boarding situation at all. The boys will board at my work if I can't find anyone else to take them. Joey stayed at a chazzer's last time (sweet72...). Bamm didn't stay with her because a lot of neighborhood kids running around and he isn't all that kid friendly.

I don't like to board the boys at my work so I only do if I have no other options and when I do I leave a LONG novel of a note to my coworkers letting them know what I expect especially with Bamm since he is iffy sometimes.
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:02 AM
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My dogs have been boarded at a regular kennel, they've had house/pet sitters, they've stayed with people, they've gone to A Dog Spot, and sometimes they come with.

Most recently, Bailey has someone stay with her at (my mom's) home, Lauren watches Buzz (though, he did go to A Dog Spot with Frodo while we went camping), and Gaby still has rescue sitters to watch her.

If I'm actually out of town, I need someone to watch my cats, too!
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:11 AM
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We normally try to go places/do things they are allowed to do with us.....visiting friends/family, camping, cottages, cabins...etc. The few times we haven't, we have a friend come here to care for them.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:29 AM
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They stay with their nain and taid, failing that we enlist friends. Although Fred hasn't stayed with friends yet as we dont feel comfortable with that yet.
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Old 10-03-2013, 10:36 AM
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Most of the time they go with me. If they don't, they stay with my parents. They could stay with my sister if I needed them to. The other option is to "board" them with Auggie's breeder - in other words they go have a sleepover at her house - but I've only done that once for Auggie though. and He's almost 8. Shows how often I go do anything that requires somebody else taking care of the dogs...

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Old 10-03-2013, 10:54 AM
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For long trips, Jess watches my dogs

For shorter trips, either my sister will watch them or I have my pet sitter watch them

We generally do one big trip a year and it would be impossible to take the dogs with us. I miss them tons, but it's worth it for me to leave them while I'm on my vacations. I wouldn't be able to see the cool places I've seen if I stayed home with the dogs.

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Old 10-03-2013, 01:34 PM
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I rarely leave them, but if I do I leave Jasper at my dad's place, Yarrow is really tough to leave anywhere, I prefer people taking care of him at my place, but I have once left him at my dad's as well.

My sister babysat Onyx one night once, that's the only time I've left her so far.

I can't stand being without the dogs, I worry about them constantly, so it has to be something I REALLY want to do, otherwise I just won't go. Or I will only do stuff I can bring them with me on.

I would never send them to a boarding kennel. If friends or family couldn't take them, I wouldn't go.

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Old 10-05-2013, 08:39 PM
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Quinn stays at the kennels that our boarding & training dogs board at. I'm there most days anyway so I know the staff well, they know Quinn and she's effing LOVES the kennels. It's like her favourite place. She's there with me a few days a week as is so she's very used to it.
She's spent a couple of nights at my bosses house when it makes sense.

I've relaxed with her a lot, for a long time I wouldn't consider kennelling her, thinking it would stress her too much. But she does enjoy it.

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Old 10-05-2013, 08:51 PM
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Saga used to stay with my ex boyfriend and his wife, but now stays at the dog facility that I work at. Nico will stay there too, but usually he goes with me because most of my "vacations" are Malinois/dog related.
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Old 10-05-2013, 09:57 PM
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Our dogs never go anywhere with us lol. Belle is a puker and we just din't go to dog friendly places. So the girl across the street watches them for us.

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