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    I'm going to Chicago this weekend and I'm going to board Bella for 3 nights. I am nervous, but it's only for a weekend. She'll be boarding at the vet's office, the same place she goes for doggie daycare. I feel good about this place because they totally love Bella and, obviously, there are doctors nearby.

    Today at work, I found out that I'm going to Las Vegas next month...for 5 days! I have to leave her for a long time! I have so many questions and fears:

    Will Bella think I've abandoned her?
    Will she regress in her housetraining?
    Will they watch her closely? She puts everything in her mouth!

    Every scary scenario is going through my mind. I'm sure you can imagine.

    Anyone else have to leave their puppy in boarding? She's 5 months old; she'll be 6 months old when I go to Vegas.

    Maybe my fears are irrational. When I told the vet-tech that I was nervous, she looked at me like I was silly.

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    Your not silly. I have to leave my two in July for 10 days and I'm a wreck already. I dont think she will feel abandoned especially if she goes there for day care. She may regress with potty training a little. Just make sure they know she is still potty training and that she likes to put everything in her mouth. Have you toured the boarding facility yet? If not, I would do it and talk to whomever runs it. Good luck, I know this wont be easy for you.
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    I'm in a similar situation we got Bruno about a month and a half earlier then we wanted. He will be 14 weeks old when we leave for Florida for 9 days. After calling numerous boarding facilities, some in home, some kennels, I booked 9 nights at a boarding spa. When I was asking for the vaccination paperwork at my vets office. My vet offered to take him home every night if I boarded him there. I told him I was concerned about him being locked in the cage all day, they assured me that he would be out of the cage more than in the cage, everybody at the vets office loves him.

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    how far of a drive is it to Northern VA??
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    how far of a drive is it to Northern VA??

    LOL!! Coming to puppy sit???
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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    Your not silly. I have to leave my two in July for 10 days and I'm a wreck already. I dont think she will feel abandoned especially if she goes there for day care. She may regress with potty training a little. Just make sure they know she is still potty training and that she likes to put everything in her mouth. Have you toured the boarding facility yet? If not, I would do it and talk to whomever runs it. Good luck, I know this wont be easy for you.

    Yes, I've toured the boarding facility and they know she's a puppy who needs to be taken out frequently. Thank you for your support!

    Quote Originally Posted by mb190e View Post
    I'm in a similar situation we got Bruno about a month and a half earlier then we wanted. He will be 14 weeks old when we leave for Florida for 9 days. After calling numerous boarding facilities, some in home, some kennels, I booked 9 nights at a boarding spa. When I was asking for the vaccination paperwork at my vets office. My vet offered to take him home every night if I boarded him there. I told him I was concerned about him being locked in the cage all day, they assured me that he would be out of the cage more than in the cage, everybody at the vets office loves him.
    So, you decided to go with the vet instead? I hope everything works out well.
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    just go take your trip. Everything will be just fine.
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    Yes we decided to go with the vet. what's better than staying at the doctors house.

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    I know you are apprehensive! I have boarded Winnie once overnite at the same place she occasionally goes to daycare.
    its a great place and I felt as good as I could about leaving her. Do not worry about her thinking you've abandoned her. Dogs live in the present and they don't think that way. Since she is used to daycare there, she'll probably have a great time. No worries if she gets sick because she's already at the vet! She will be super glad to see you when you pick her up!

    One thing we do when we travel (or used to, we don't anymore) is have a friend come over and stay with the dogs. We happen to have a friend of my husbands that likes dogs, he is single and as long as he has a computer, he's happy, so he's the guy. He can always use a little extra money, so we pay him what we would pay for boarding. The dogs really like him and he loves spending time with the dogs.

    Bella will be fine while your gone! You will miss her so much though!

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    Thanks Donna!
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    The vet tech is silly, not you. You would be silly if you didn't worry about her while your off to sin city. If you are leaving her at same place you shouldn't have anything to worry about. She will have the biggest case of butt wiggles when you get back.

    She would never feel like you abandoned her unless you really did which you're not so it's all good.

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    Yeah I know how you feel! I hav to go to Arizona in October for 2 weeks and I am so scared Jovi is going to think we up and left her. The only good thing is we are having a friend house/dog sit for us so she doesn't have to go off routine but it;s hard... definitely hard. I have faith though that you - and I - will make it, and even relax on our vacations! Just enjoy it while you can! You will be home sooner than later!


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