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    Default Re: Thinking of hiring a Pet Sitter...

    @cali baker I feel your pain. I wish I was close enough from work to go home at lunch to spend a little time with Murray but unfortunately that's currently not the case until I'm able to move which I hope to do this year but in the meantime I have a couple of family members and friends who help me out on longer work days. I'm grateful they're able to help me out but unfortunately it adds a couple extra hours in my daily commute which isn't ideal. Good luck!!

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    Good news! I decided to check in with Fetch Pet Care which is an agency I used when Tate was 8 weeks old and I needed a sitter back then. Well, I'm getting the same young lady who watched Tate and Finn when they were puppies, to come by for 15 minutes every work day starting next Tues the 19th

    Those 15min won't be long enough for a walk but at least the boys will be able to go outside and run around a little bit. I'll see how it goes and maybe lengthen the time as we go along, but for now, this will be a good start and hopefully Finn won't pee in his play pen.




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    Good news, and I'll bet they remember her,too! Dogs usually remember those that they knew when they were pups. @cali baker
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    Well I just read @punky 's thread where she vented.

    What are you contracting for? What did you get? And how much did you pay for it? I think Tracey mentioned www.care.com . Well whatever you do @cali baker , please let us know how it turns out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    Good news, and I'll bet they remember her,too! Dogs usually remember those that they knew when they were pups. @cali baker
    Leslie, the dog sitter, came by last night and Tate seemed like he remembered her. She sure remembers him and says he "doubled" in size! She cared for Tate mostly when he was only 8wks old, and then Finn came along and she might have watched him as well for a couple visits only.

    She will start next Tuesday since Monday is a holiday.

    @rjisaterp, I'm going through an agency called Fetch Pet Care. They charge me $20 per visit (plus a 10% discount); the visit is only 15min and will entail Leslie taking them out for a potty break, cleaning any messes they make, stretching their legs outdoors for a bit, and then giving them a small snack.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    Leslie, the dog sitter, came by last night and Tate seemed like he remembered her. She sure remembers him and says he "doubled" in size! She cared for Tate mostly when he was only 8wks old, and then Finn came along and she might have watched him as well for a couple visits only.

    She will start next Tuesday since Monday is a holiday.

    @rjisaterp, I'm going through an agency called Fetch Pet Care. They charge me $20 per visit (plus a 10% discount); the visit is only 15min and will entail Leslie taking them out for a potty break, cleaning any messes they make, stretching their legs outdoors for a bit, and then giving them a small snack.
    Well it is a plus Tate and you know Leslie. Oh the things we do for our kids.

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    Today will be the first day the pet sitter, Leslie, will visit the boys. I'm praying that everything will go smoothly and I hope Finn won't pee in his "house" (play-pen) . Over the weekend I met their back-up sitter, Nick, and Elizabeth, who is the owner of Fetch Pet Care and who will also be the back-up if Leslie or Nick cannot make it!




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    @cali baker The boys will be happy(I hope) to have a break during the day! Hope all goes well. If so, it will certainly ease your mind(guilt) of them being alone all day! Good luck you boys-enjoy! Be good boys for the Bully Sitter!
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    Well, Leslie sent me a text right after her visit with the boys; she said Finn was quite reluctant to go outside with her and when he and Tate finally did go into the backyard, neither of them went potty (!) This is very unusual for Finn! Tate on the other hand, can hold his bladder for hours. Do you think Finn was just anxious b/c this was a brand new scenario for him? The main reason i wanted the sitter in the first place was to give Finn a pee-break so he wouldn't pee in his play pen. Of course, when I got home at 5pm this evening, he did indeed pee in his pen

    I'm hopeful he will get used to this new routine, feel more comfortable with Leslie, and do his business when she visits. Tomorrow is another day...




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    @cali baker I would think he would get used to it after a few times, and pee outside. If not-more wash!
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    I'm sure they will get the hang of it and start doing their business. Maybe if she could come a hour or so later....

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    Today's sitter-visit was better---both of them peed! yay!

    I would love to come home tonight to find that Finn's pen is accident-free. I got him some new pee "training" pads. Honestly, I don't know how these are really supposed to work though (???) I did get the "extra strength" odor and stain remover too. Anyway, that's my potty report for the day!




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