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    LisaRN's recent posts prompted me to think about the accommodations people provide for their bullies when they cannot take them along on vacations.

    Because I do not have any family in Arizona, the first couple times I went out of town, I left Bentley at a kennel. It was a nice kennel, very expensive but I agonized leaving him, felt horrible the entire time I was away, and picked him up with a bad, bad case of the poops from stress. Never again.

    After that, I put Bentley in a "Critter Camp" which took a limit of 6 dogs in a house setting - basically your dog lives with another family. Bentley got to stay in a beautiful million dollar home in Scottsdale and I felt much more at ease leaving him. He did great but did pick up a few bad habits from other dogs, including jumping!

    When Linus came in the picture, I could not afford the "Critter Camp" so I begged friends or hired graduate students at the university I teach at to come babysit the boys. That has been working out very well since it keeps them in their own home AND avoids the dreaded kennel.

    What does everyone else do with their bullies (and other pets) when they travel? I think finding the right solution can make the difference between an enjoyable and unbearable vacation and I am always looking for new options since I don't think I'll ever use a kennel ever again.

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    I try my VERY best to take them when I go. I hate leaving them behind. Samson is actually a very good boy when traveling because I have taken him so many places. When I do HAVE to leave them home I am lucky to have family and friends to help. Samson either goes to my mom's house or my next door neighbor watches them. My neighbor is a good friend of mine so I trust her and she is just right next door so it makes it really easy. I prefer to take trips where the dogs can be included, I miss them too much when I am gone!

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    My family is in Mich. and my husband is from Denver. He hates the humidity in Mich., so when I go there, I go alone and he's here with the dogs. But next month we're both going up to Denver for a week. One of our daughters is going to keep Arrow, and we're driving up, so we're taking Gertie and Ida with us. This should be interesting. He swears his parents won't mind, but I'm not so sure. We're working VERY hard to have them both house broken by then, but you know how it is with puppies... Hopefully it all goes well and we don't get kicked out of my in-laws house

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    If we go away anywhere we usually have our two teenagers at home to look after them. On the occasions that we all go away together, I've paid one of my friends who I work with to come and live in my house for the time we're away!

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    Same boat as you @jillh! We have no family here in Arizona so when the hubby && I travel we always drive and take the nuggets with us! Sometimes its hard taking them when it comes to the hotel. Chelios Loves to travel && does long car rides. Not sure about Faith! She has yet to go on a trip with us! && the kitty did okay, the first few hours are rough but then she does pretty good. I fear the day when Angel && I will take a trip on a plane or something. I stress on what what will we do with the kids?? But hey Jillh if you ever need a babysitter I'm in phoenix too && wouldnt mind at all! I know how tough it can be not having family or anyone to take care of the doggies! Plus i'm sure they'd all love to play together!
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    Due to the fact i have 3 human children and a total of 5 dogs.....I cant travel do to lack of funds!!! but not complaining i feel very satisfied in life!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ohiostatebulldogs View Post
    Due to the fact i have 3 human children and a total of 5 dogs.....I cant travel do to lack of funds!!! but not complaining i feel very satisfied in life!!!
    I hear ya! When you decide to take on this # of dogs, vacations are no more.

    We USED to travel in our RV when we did travel, and only had two dogs at the time, so they always came with us everywhere.

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    We spend most of our vacations camping. We have a RV, so we go to campgrounds that allow dogs. If for any reason we travel and we can't take them, we have options of 1.Kids stay home 2. single friends house and dog sit We prefer 2 since we know the adult friends can be more responsible than teenagers. We have a very hard time leaving the dogs behind, I end up missing them after a couple days.

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    Chester of course went to my in-laws.. he's too young and can't be trusted out of his crate without a human in the house (as evidenced by my recently chewed rocker!). Milo, our 8 year old Shih Tzu can be trusted alone, we gate off the kitchen and keep everything in there for him, including his crate. Between my mom..my MIL..and my neighbor..they are over about 4 times a day to check on him and walk him. He was living the high life while Chester was gone I am sure..and when we picked Chester back up and brought him home..I'm sure he was thinking.. "darn, I thought they got rid of that monster". Last time we put him in a kennel it he got diarrhea and it cost me $500 in vet bills when I got home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kikiwhoa21 View Post
    Same boat as you @jillh! We have no family here in Arizona so when the hubby && I travel we always drive and take the nuggets with us! Sometimes its hard taking them when it comes to the hotel. Chelios Loves to travel && does long car rides. Not sure about Faith! She has yet to go on a trip with us! && the kitty did okay, the first few hours are rough but then she does pretty good. I fear the day when Angel && I will take a trip on a plane or something. I stress on what what will we do with the kids?? But hey Jillh if you ever need a babysitter I'm in phoenix too && wouldnt mind at all! I know how tough it can be not having family or anyone to take care of the doggies! Plus i'm sure they'd all love to play together!

    I would seriously love to have a network in place in the Phoenix or Arizona area for bully owners to have someone/some place to leave their doggies while on vacation!

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    We have only been on vacation twice so far the 1st time my brother watched them the 2nd time my mom took care of them, both times at our house but with my mom watching them she also brought her dogs which I think was too much, Halo got a rash from getting into her dogs food and I was Stressed both times! Next time if there is a next time I think I will try my best to travel with them or atleast a few of them to make life easier on my pet sitter

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    i know the feeling i just recently took a week long vacation but my husband stayed home with spike...it was very hard to say goodbye i cried like a baby...after a few days they had a hard time getting spike to eat...but as soon as we saw each other he was super happy...when me and my husband take weekend trips or whatever we usually have family watch spike for us at our house so it works out perfect.
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