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Jenni - 289029   

10/13/2013 7:25:15 AM

I'm sure there are decent boarding facilities out there that actually do what they promise, but I could never leave my dog at any of them. My husband and I travel a LOT. We are blessed to both have parents who will help care for him while we are gone. For longer trips, they will even split the time so that neither set of parents is too overwhelmed. Both sets of parents have dogs, so ours gets plenty of social and play time. It allows us to have a stress-free trip, knowing he's in good hands in a familiar place. Occasionally, we are able to take the dog with us. He handles the long (sometimes 14 hour) car rides very well. We keep a bowl of food available on the back seat and stop at least every 2 or 3 hours for potty and water breaks. He especially loves the hotel rooms with double beds, so he can play "Goldilocks". Boarding him with strangers in a strange place? Definitely NOT an option for us. Some dogs might be able to handle it, but I think ours would stress too much, even at the best facility.

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Millie   Fort Worth, TX

5/15/2012 10:58:25 AM


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Sydney   M, NE

8/1/2011 8:08:26 AM

I'd stick with a dog sitter. In some places they're hard to find, but your dog gets to stay in it's own home while you're gone.

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janet   bethlehem, PA

2/17/2011 4:27:01 AM

important information, thank you very much

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Janet   Bethlehem, PA

3/25/2010 4:03:22 PM

good article thanks


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Stephanie   North Canton, OH

10/13/2009 4:33:06 PM

Thanks for the info!

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lucy   neosho, MO

1/30/2009 6:17:34 PM

I have a doggie daycare, where do watch dogs or puppies for weeks at a time. I have 11 dogs my self ranging from yorkie to great danes. I watch them in my own home, where they can come and go where ever they want in the home. My home is spotless and the dogs have their own room where they sleep. I started this business because my friends needed this service and their friends and so on. I treat their dogs like mine. By the time they leave, they are comfortable in home, when they come back they beat their owners up the steps.

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Sue   3 Oaks, MI

9/5/2008 7:50:30 PM

I found that boarding my dog is sometimes a necessity. What really helps him is being let outside to play with other dogs several times a day. I always bring my own food, & have found if I feed him the special vet diet for sensitive stomachs he doesn't get loose stools while boarding. I also think it helps to bring him there once in awhile when I don't absolutely have to so he can be used to it since I don't board him often..then he finds it more enjoyable than stressful.

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bertha   SAN DIEGO, CA

9/5/2008 5:51:08 PM

i use to used the pets hotel for a day or evening but, not anymore!!!! i rather have a dog sitter..

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Jane   Amherst, MA

9/5/2008 5:24:14 AM

Interesting. But I don't feel okay boarding my dog.


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Danielle   Bartlesville, OK

4/1/2008 2:41:44 PM


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