We have to go out of town in October for my sisters 40th birthday. I wish it could have been something planned in Illinois, but its not and we have ourselves a dilemma.
I was looking on opinions on boarding our recent rescue Tucker. We have had him six months (September 6th). We would be gone for 2 nights and a day. I am not sure if this would cause any issues, don't want him to change while we our gone for the two days. Would boarding him remind him of the time he spent at the shelter?
If we do board him, we would not have any play time set up with other dogs, as we don't want him to bring home anything Lance could catch since he is dealing with immune issues. Just being at the boarding place, would that put Lance at risk for catching something from Tucker even if Tucker doesn't play with other dogs?
My mother in law and father in law will be watching Lance since we aren't able to board Lance because of his health issues. I think one dog for them to take care of is plenty. He will keep them busy enough just with all the bathroom breaks he needs to take with the meds he is on.
I would prefer to bring Tucker with us, but my husband for some reason wants me to look into boarding Tucker, which he usually wants to bring him with us as well. We are renting a house that we will be sharing with my brother and his fiance and my other brother, his wife and their 18 month old daughter.
The only reason I can think my husband is more willing to board this time is because we will have to pay a 100.00 pet fee to bring Tucker, and that is basically what it would cost us to board him here. I am not sure how much we will be out and about while on our trip, it may be nice to board him. I still am not 100 percent sure what I want to do yet. We have boarded Lance once in his life, when we went to Disney three years ago, other than that he goes with us on our vacations. Tucker also went on our family vacation this past July. What to do, what to do, that is the question!!! Any advice would be appreciated.
One more note, the place we would board Tucker, if we do, is the same place we boarded Lance, so I am ok with where we are thinking of boarding him, I just am not sure if it is a good idea to board a rescue and with Lances health issues, if it is risky to have Tucker stay there and possibly bring something back to Lance?
Jennifer has a good point! I know if any of my fellow MyCorgi.com friends needed emergency housing for their pets I would extend my home.
I'm not sure of the legality of it all because there would be no money exchanged, but accidents happen... so maybe some kind of form that when signed by both parties protects the dogs, owner, and fellow corgi friend from litigation (sorry being in the med field forces me to think of Good Samaritan laws)
If possible (Sam would probably know the best) we could start a forum where people could ask for help with boarding/travel in regions. I know it might help with transfer of fostering/adopting corgis over state lines as well.
Just a thought!
Jennifer how sweet of you to extend your home to Natalie!
I understand your concerns about Tucker because I had the same worries when I first took Jeter to the boarding place,too (He was from the corgi rescue). He had a good time and luckily didn't get sick. That was not the same place I mentioned above. I just mention my doggy care place because over there doggies can stay at owner's house at night just like a sleepover party. And during the day, they can play at the really clean place with not that many dogs.
Hopefully I don't make you bored :-) Have a good trip !!
Sounds like a great place, I bet the dogs have a blast!! No, you don't have to worry about boring me, I love to chat, as you can tell about my long winded posts!