Poll re: boarding

View Poll Results: Would you board your dog at a place that does not have overnight staffing?

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    JacobAlthea&Tatum is offline Senior Member
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    DefaultPoll re: boarding

    My usual boarding facility has staff on the premises 24/7. When we went to make our Christmas reservations 6 weeks ago, they were already booked. We have a backup facility (which we have never used before). They seem nice and clean, but they go home at 9 PM and don't come back until 7 AM. I am uncomfortable with the dogs having no supervision for 10 hours at a time, but I really don't want to drag all three dogs on a 13 hour drive across the northeast.

    Advice, anyone?

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    DefaultRe: Poll re: boarding

    I say no only b/c these dogs don't know each other, and anything can happen, plus being in a new place, what if she gets diarea or something and can't go outside. I don't know, just My opinion I hope you find something!!! what about someone who can check on ur dog, let it out a few times a day? I know we've dog sat, at our house before
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    DefaultRe: Poll re: boarding

    No advice as I have never had to board so far (fingers crossed that our current "babysitters" don't move) but I'm with you a bit uncomfortable about the non-supervision. I know my trainer offers to her clients onlu a bit of puppy sitting - is there anyone around that can help you?

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    DefaultRe: Poll re: boarding

    I wouldn't leave them there. Cody worked for a VET and they didn't have overnight staff. Which is why I haven't taken Tater up there for boarding. If my parents or his parents cant watch Tater we don't go anywhere. He said they would leave at like 8 or 9 and wouldn't come back till the VET opened and he said they would just clean the cages and before the people pick up the dogs give them a bath. So I don't trust leaving them there. Sorry I am sure that isn't what you wanted to hear. I hope everything works out for you and the dogs.

    Can you call your other place and see if they have had a cancellation?

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    DefaultRe: Poll re: boarding

    I didn't vote because I'm not sure. I've never boarded, and don't ever plan to.

    I'm sure they're not boarded in a tiny cage overnight, right? So I wouldn't worry about them having
    to go to the bathroom overnight (I'm thinking it's one of those long indoor runs). Plus the fact that most dogs will be sleeping from 9 pm until 7 am. I know mine would.

    If it's really clean, I think I'd lean towards saying yes.




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    DefaultRe: Poll re: boarding

    I'm paranoid. God forbid if a fire ever broke out in the middle of the night....

    We board Wesley when we go on vacation -- it's once a year for a week. He LOVES this place, and they him, so it's all good. But the owner/operator's home is attached to the kennels, and someone is there 'round the clock.

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    God forbid if a fire ever broke out in the middle of the night....
    Ah crap Dan.
    Change my vote to no.




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    DefaultRe: Poll re: boarding

    no
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    and no
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    DefaultRe: Poll re: boarding

    Because Theo is epileptic, we can't board him anywhere that doesn't have night staff. But I wouldn't anyway for the reasons others have mentioned.

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    DefaultRe: Poll re: boarding

    I would go ahead and board. I don't think that is as uncommon as you think. Regarding the fire: Let's face it, it would be no different than if you are out for the day and your house caught on fire.

    FWIW, I made all my boarding reservations for the year last January. As I made other arrangements (a friend has been able to watch her) I canceled them. But it's a backup plan if I need it.


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