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    DefaultGoing out of town for a week. What to do?

    I'm going on my honeymoon in mid-September and I don't know what to do with our 5 month old puppy. I've heard about pet sitters, but thats sounds awfully expensive. I've heard around $20 per visit and at least 2, if not 3, visits a day is recommended. We are on a budget as everyone is when paying for a wedding and honeymoon. I know kennels are cheaper but I do want him to get his play time in. Do they take care of that? What does everybody recomment?

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    DefaultRe: Going out of town for a week. What to do?

    Nik I'm kind of in the same spot as you, going out of town for several days and don't want to leave my dog at the kennel because of lack of playtime. Dog sitting isn't really an option for me because of the cost, but I found Pete & Mac's...if you don't have them in your area, you might try to find something like it. It's essentially doggy day care that you board at night. http://www.petemac.com/

    I'm going to go visit before I decide for sure, but that's really the only decent option I've found for my area. I'm sure others on here will have great suggestions for you as well.

    Good luck and congrats on the wedding!

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    DefaultRe: Going out of town for a week. What to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by BudGirl8
    Nik I'm kind of in the same spot as you, going out of town for several days and don't want to leave my dog at the kennel because of lack of playtime. Dog sitting isn't really an option for me because of the cost, but I found Pete & Mac's...if you don't have them in your area, you might try to find something like it. It's essentially doggy day care that you board at night. http://www.petemac.com/

    I'm going to go visit before I decide for sure, but that's really the only decent option I've found for my area. I'm sure others on here will have great suggestions for you as well.

    Good luck and congrats on the wedding!
    yeah, we have something similar to that. its more expensive than a kennel but less than a sitter. Its what I've been leaning towards but thought I'd ask here.

    http://www.ritzbarklton.com/

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    DefaultRe: Going out of town for a week. What to do?

    Here's what I did. There is a specialty dog store in my area and I went in and asked the owner if he knew of doggie day cares, pet sitters, etc. That's how I found the pet sitter who comes over every day mid day to let Miles out. Now, they also told me about a doggie day care that boards dogs for $20 per day. They raved about her and her place. I've not used her, but my point is, if there is a specialty dog store in your area, you might go in and ask around. I just got back from out of town and I am fortunate enough to have a breeder that also boards and every dog she has bred owns her heart so Miles was very spoiled all week. So, there's another option. Call your breeder. If they don't board, they may know someone who's good and can recommend.
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    DefaultRe: Going out of town for a week. What to do?

    Nik that place looks great - my only question is if they have someone that stays on site overnight. MilesMom had some good suggestions too.

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    DefaultRe: Going out of town for a week. What to do?

    Ha. I got an email from them. Apparently they noticed a lot of hits on their website were originating from here so they emailed me. Funny. I don't think they have anybody there overnight.

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    DefaultRe: Going out of town for a week. What to do?

    Too bad your honeymoon wasn't planned someplace that was dog friendly.

    We just planned a vacation in the Rocky Mountains and found a rental house that will take dogs...so the whole family is going. We don't vacation without them.

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    DefaultRe: Going out of town for a week. What to do?

    Quote Originally Posted by CYNLABS
    Too bad your honeymoon wasn't planned someplace that was dog friendly.*

    We just planned a vacation in the Rocky Mountains and found a rental house that will take dogs...so the whole family is going.* We don't vacation without them.
    Hmmm, not sure I'd want my pup with me on my honeymoon!!!
    That's dedication CYNLABS!

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