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#11 Davematthews16

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    Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:02 PM

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    Andrea! Have no fear! As a full time babysitter/singer/student, I belong to a website called sittercity.com and it is great to find babysitters/senior sitters/petsitters/housekeepers. You can post an ad, and I believe many of the people have background check performed and whatnot. I have gotten many jobs through this reputable site, and people are always looking for somesome on both ends. Please check it out!!! Wish I was in Colorado, I would totally help you!

    Thanks I'll check it out! I appreciate your responses :) Thanks ladies!

    #12 Banana11

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      Posted 08 August 2008 - 03:58 PM

      I'm the exact same way with my two pugs, don't want to leave them with just anyone. And mine would freak at a kennel, especially my rescue pup. Have you thought about asking any of the technicians at your vet if they do pet/house sitting? That's what we did and one of them is going to stay at our house all week and care for our babes! It's actually going to be cheaper than a kennel or doggy daycare. Plus, she has the medical background if something goes wrong and can take them to our vet. It works out perfect for us. Maybe worth checking into?

      #13 Birdie07

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        Posted 08 August 2008 - 04:06 PM

        I'd watch them but I'm six hours from you so that kinda sucks. What's halfway? Hahah.

        #14 Davematthews16

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          Posted 08 August 2008 - 04:13 PM

          Thanks!!! Hmmm....I never thought about one of the vet-techs watching them....One more option yay!!!! Thanks for the offer of watching them but I'm sure you'll be all snowed in in the mountains hehe :)

          #15 Birdie07

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            Posted 08 August 2008 - 04:21 PM

            Haha. That is true. I didn't realize it was in January! Hahah. I'd have to get a snowmobile!

            #16 -Kate-

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              Posted 08 August 2008 - 10:19 PM

              This is going to sound weird, but do you have any women's prisons around you? One near my work has a special program/business that does dog sitting. It's a HUGE privilege for the inmates to be allowed to participate so they take really good care of the animals. A lady at my office swears by it. There are non-inmates that run the business portion, but the inmates deal with the dogs.

              Weird, but if you are desparate...
              Also - it's really cheap.

              #17 Jennifer Davis

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                Posted 08 August 2008 - 11:56 PM

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                My girlfriend was set to stay at our house and watch the animals the week we're in Mexico, and she just informed me that she cannot do it. My animals are like children and I don't trust just ANYONE with them. UGH I'm in a total bind now Everyone else I trust is going to the wedding. I can't take them to a shelter either (they are all rescues and would totally flip out, and I would be worried about them the entire time) YIKES!!!!!
                My sister lives in Denver and she takes her dogs to a doggy day care near her house that she swears by. (aside: we have both grown up with pets and are childless so our pets are our kids too). Anyway, they go on vacation all the time and leave the pups there for long periods and she says they love going. I could get the information if you are interested.

                If so, I would suggest going there to check it out, leave the dogs there overnight and a trial so you have a sense of confidence when you leave.

                Let me know.

                #18 Tara

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                  Posted 09 August 2008 - 12:23 AM

                  Oh Andrea that sucks. Our sitter is my mom, pending her determination of wedding finances. Otherwise I am driving them an hour and a half to my grandparents house who are not able to go to the wedding due to poor health. My grandma really wants to watch them, so I know they will still be in good hands.

                  I cannot imagine. I wouldn't trust anyone with our rescue babies either. Good luck! I hope your back-up works out!

                  #19 Hartyt509

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                    Posted 09 August 2008 - 03:19 AM

                    Mine is a bit of a nightmare 2. The only person I trust to look after them is coming to the wedding!!

                    So as FI is in the Vet Corps meg the rotty is going to DAC which is about 3 1/2 hours away and is the Vet Corps HQ with loads of the top vets etc and her aunty Claire will look after her she is also an army dog trainer lol

                    Floyd is going to Aldershot which is about 6 hours away but is where FI is based at the min, he has a shit attitude at times but he is used to big kennels etc as he is an ex military dog. He'll be in good hands he'll have a full Corps to look after him lol and if anything happens to either one FI will knack them lmao

                    #20 Davematthews16

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                      Posted 09 August 2008 - 10:33 AM

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                      Mine is a bit of a nightmare 2. The only person I trust to look after them is coming to the wedding!!

                      So as FI is in the Vet Corps meg the rotty is going to DAC which is about 3 1/2 hours away and is the Vet Corps HQ with loads of the top vets etc and her aunty Claire will look after her she is also an army dog trainer lol

                      Floyd is going to Aldershot which is about 6 hours away but is where FI is based at the min, he has a shit attitude at times but he is used to big kennels etc as he is an ex military dog. He'll be in good hands he'll have a full Corps to look after him lol and if anything happens to either one FI will knack them lmao
                      Wow, that's A LOT to keep track of! Thank you everyone again for your responses, I GREATLY appreciate it!




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