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    I would call and voice your concerns. Sometimes Stig would come home with scratches, since he's the wacko hyper play with big dogs one , but the owner or employees would let us know. Keeping mum about it tells you that they either haven't checked him, which they should have everyday, Or they don't feel guilty.
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    I would definitely call them and ask what happened and why they didn't look after him like they should of. The next facility, yes I would look for another, I would have my own concent form for them to fill, stating what needs to be done and how my bully should be cared for! You pay for it for f***k sake!

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    I would also ask them what happened... doesn't matter what you signed, you paid them to look after your bully and if they fail to do so they should at least get informed about it and possibly have an explanation why this happened. Maybe they just don't know how to take care of a bulldog, and if so they should learn.

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    Thank you everyone for all of the responses. It just broke my heart last night to have to clean the sores and to see Rumble like that. I know he is tired and normally is from daycare but he just did not seem like his normal spunky self last night or this morning. All he would do is sleep. I am hoping that after sleeping today that he will be back to his normal self tonight. I tried to research the places the best I could and my trainer even said this one was better than the other one I was looking at. I do not know how often the other bulldogs are boarded, but I know that the place routinely has about 5 bulldogs there a day for daycare so I also thought that was a good indicator. I know everyone needs a vacation but I will be thinking long and hard before I ever board him again. In order to keep a level head about the situation, I am having my husband call the place this morning after he is out of his meeting for work. Plus, Zach did more of the cleaning than I did on Rumble. I was more of the nurturing mom type telling him it would be okay. I am also going to be checking with the vet to see if we should bring him in or not. Any recommendations on what we should be using to clean him? We normally use a combination of baby wipes and witch hazel on his face wrinkles. I'm just not sure what to do about the sores. I will keep you posted as soon as we hear from the boarding place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by savemejeebus View Post
    I would call and voice your concerns. Sometimes Stig would come home with scratches, since he's the wacko hyper play with big dogs one , but the owner or employees would let us know. Keeping mum about it tells you that they either haven't checked him, which they should have everyday, Or they don't feel guilty.
    I think that is what makes me the most upset. Rumble doesn't see another dogs size, he just sees a playmate. I know this and I know Rumble can play quite rough so I expected a few scratches. However, I feel that if there were scratches that I had a right to know about them when I picked him up. I do not have any idea of when Rumble even got the sores. Rumble was so excited to see me that I did not take the time to do a good once over on him. I just wanted to get him back home...which I now regret. I should have spent the time and looked at him right then.

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    This is upsetting for sure. Thank goodness he wasn't harmed more seriously. That's what I would address with the daycare. I would make sure I spoke to a manager so there is maybe a hope of this being corrected for future bulldogs boarding there. It is such a hard decision leaving our babies in the first place. It is not your fault what happened. We all deserve so time away. Next time will be better.Maybe your vet could recommend a boarding place next time. We went away for a week and left Brutus with family and he was so stressed he was sick for a week when we got back. Maybe the answer is to take them with us? I don't know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brutus77 View Post
    This is upsetting for sure. Thank goodness he wasn't harmed more seriously. That's what I would address with the daycare. I would make sure I spoke to a manager so there is maybe a hope of this being corrected for future bulldogs boarding there. It is such a hard decision leaving our babies in the first place. It is not your fault what happened. We all deserve so time away. Next time will be better.Maybe your vet could recommend a boarding place next time. We went away for a week and left Brutus with family and he was so stressed he was sick for a week when we got back. Maybe the answer is to take them with us? I don't know.

    We had originally wanted to take Rumble with us on vacation. The problem is that it is a 14 hour trip one way and that is with minimal stops. The trip had to be done in one day so I did not see a way it would be possible to take him with us. From now on I have a feeling we may only go to places where he can come with or we will try to find someplace else. Rumble had gone to daycare at this place before and was fine so I'm not sure how you determine which place is good and which place is bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiffykay06 View Post
    We had originally wanted to take Rumble with us on vacation. The problem is that it is a 14 hour trip one way and that is with minimal stops. The trip had to be done in one day so I did not see a way it would be possible to take him with us. From now on I have a feeling we may only go to places where he can come with or we will try to find someplace else. Rumble had gone to daycare at this place before and was fine so I'm not sure how you determine which place is good and which place is bad.
    It is so hard to know what is the right thing to do. Maybe the daycare had a change in staff? We went to South Carolina and for us it was about a 13hr trip. The vet said the trip would have been ok for Brutus as long as he likes the car (which he does). He said that Brutus would let us know when he had to potty. The fact that he did not do well without us just solidifies the fact that he will come with us from now on. The next trip we are taking is a ski trip and Brutus will be with us for sure. I hope Rumble feels better soon.

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    I'm very upset for you and Rumble. You deserve an explanation. They are in the pet business so you would think putting the pets best needs and care would be tops on the list. I would go there and let them have it and document everything just in case. I hope Rumble feels better soon and you do too. You are a good mama!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TubbysMom View Post
    I would definitely call for an explanation. I agree that a couple cuts here and there would've been expected. Tubby looks like he's gone to battle after he plays with his friends but deep cuts by his neck and green folds is totally unacceptable!!! And you are not a bad mom. You had no way knowing what would happen. You're a great bully mama an Rumble is a very lucky boy to have you



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    I agree. Whether you signed something or not...you have a right to call and ask what happened. I've boarded Dudley a number of times and never a mark on him and NEVER green wrinkles...not normal. And if getting him checked by the vet makes you feel better...do it. And give him hugs from me and Dudley!

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    I'm pissed for you!
    Regarding the sores, put some Neosporin on them if they're open. You don't want them getting infected.
    Your hubs needs to let them know that just because you signed a wavier, that does not clear them of all responsibility. That's the whole point of boarding, so your pet receives care! Waivers like that mean crap in court.


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    My husband talked to the place that boarded Rumble. They said that he never had any problems with any of the other dogs, no growling, no fights, etc. They insisted that he was a great dog and that they were UNAWARE of any sores! It really bothers me that they were unaware of them...especially since they gave him a bath yesterday. They then tried to tell my husband that he could be allergic to the oatmeal shampoo they used. We use the same shampoo and I do not think two sores would be caused from shampoo. They said that it must have just been him playing a little rough with the other dogs. If they are playing that rough maybe they need to separate them! The last thing they said is to let them know if we take him to the vet which my husband responded that we will definitely let them know. This whole situation just makes me sick to my stomach. I do not expect anyone else to love Rumble like we do but I at least expect him to be taken care of and healthy. On the positive side, here are some photos of him resting last night. The first one is him within a block of the boarding facility sleeping. He was so worn out! -20130930_181857-jpg This one is after he removed the blanket from the couch so he could sleep on it. He could have slept on the couch but for some reason he wanted the blanket on the floor. -20130930_185948-jpg

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