kennel vs. stay at home with a sitter

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June 11th, 2009 20:27
New Jersey
weenie
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Is is better to have my healthy 3 year old lab placed in a kennel while we are traveling for 10 days, or have her stay home with dog walker twice a day and someone to sleep over each evening?
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June 19th, 2009 10:00
Maryland
ahtnamas
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Hire the sitter, with the sleep-overs. The dog will be happier at home, he'll have the whole house instead of a 4x4 ft kennel, there won't be any diseases to catch, & you can turn on the TV with Animal Planet or cartoons for company. And it may even be cheaper. Good dog boarding is expensive & can cost more than your hotel room per night!
   
It'll certainly be more comfortable for the dog.
   
And the sitter can text you on your phone with daily updates on how he did, or email you (assuming you check email when you're on vacation).
   
Hire someone who's licensed & bonded. Ask around the neighborhood or around the dog park & see if anybody has any recommendations.
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July 2nd, 2009 07:10
Virginia
Riley08
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When we plan vacation we try to find something pet friendly our pets need a vacation to.
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