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Old 03-20-2010, 09:14 PM
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Hopefully I have this in the right place now.......LOL......

I have to board Chico in June for a week my son is on vacation and I have to go out of town that week.... Chico will have his 'bud' Buster with him so he won't be alone.... I just hate to think he would be in a cold damp concrete floor kennel...... what do you guys look for if you have to board your Chi??? I am really very anxious about this and want a good place for Chico.... I would LOVE to have a boarder that has those rooms that look like a real house but probably cant afford them what should I look for.... questions to ask??

suggestions/recommendations????
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:16 PM
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Haha i already PM'd you some stuff but i hope someone else can give you everythin you need to know
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What about a pet sitter? That comes to your house? Or leave them with a friend? Have a neighbor come over to let them out? You can get recommendations from your vet or from groomers, they are usually well connected in the dog world. Any doggy daycares in your area? Sometimes they do overnight stays.

If you do decide to board at a facility, just drop in (don't call first) and check it out. Ask to see the kennels where they keep the dogs. Ask how often they are let outside, is there an extra charge for playtime or extra walks? (Yes, sometimes they do a deluxe package and you have to pay extra!) Can you bring their own beds?

I feel for you. It's a real pain to try and find someone trustworthy to watch your babies when you have to be gone!
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Haha i already PM'd you some stuff but i hope someone else can give you everythin you need to know
Hey Cheeky, I'm just curious why you PM'd Jan instead of posting your ideas here? Where we all might learn something? I'd like to know what you had to say! We might have to look for a pet sitter/boarding situation sometime too and so I'm looking forward to what others do and any tips or helpful info would be great! So share away girl! LOL!
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I think Cheeky PM'd me because my first attempt at this was entered in the wrong place... I had mistakenly replied to a post in 'what do you think of this article' instead of creating a New Thread... and I suppose Cheeky didn't want to flood that post with an answer to my wrong post...... I was wondering why I could not see my post......LOL..... and now I know...... *sigh*... its tough getting old.....lol.........
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I think Cheeky PM'd me because my first attempt at this was entered in the wrong place... I had mistakenly replied to a post in 'what do you think of this article' instead of creating a New Thread... and I suppose Cheeky didn't want to flood that post with an answer to my wrong post...... I was wondering why I could not see my post......LOL..... and now I know...... *sigh*... its tough getting old.....lol.........
oh haha! That makes sense! I was like 'why is she PMing info that maybe we could all use?!' LOL! I hope others chime in because I think this is something that we all have to deal with at one time or another.
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I asked around, one of the people I asked was a doggie expert type who works at the vet's office. she just knows so much about dogs and is great witht hem. When I asked her for recommendations she recomended HERSELF...haha. It is fabulous. When she has to work Rico is with her--she gates off the front desk area so Rico doesn't have direct contact with every pet who comes in (some could be sick). Mostly it has been weekend type of stays--Rico goes to her house--runs with her pack---get on amazingly well with all--the yorkies and the rottie --who would have guessed. He sleeps in the bed with the sitter--just like home. she says that as much as he seems to get along and have fun withteh other dogs, he waits for her if she leaves to shower or something he sits at the door waitng for her.

I wonder if you could find sometone like that...
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Tonys mother looks after Rocky for us when we go away, she is scared of dogs but not Rocky.

I had a terrible experience when I went visiting the 'best' kennels in this area, I left crying and vowed I would never go on holiday again if I had to leave him there. It was so cold and the man made me feel really stupid cause Rocky was tray/pad trained. The place was really, really cold and I just got the impression he didn't like small dogs. Also he had a go at me cause Rocky was neutered!

Oh and another thing, Rocky would get fed the same food as all the other dogs, I couldn't take out his own food or his bed!

I would go for some kinda luxuary kennels if there was any up here but Tonys mum looks after him great, he is warm and fed at the right times and the right food and he is is in his own bed.
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