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Long term boarding in Bay Area, California

Hi,

We have a nine month old puppy. We have to leave on a 2 month overseas trip in June. We are very sure leaving her in a kennel would not be good for her. We live in the San Fransisco Bay Area ( East Bay). What I would ideally like would be to leave her in a home based boarding so that she would be with a family. Would any of the members from this area have any recommendations?

Also if nothing works out and we have to leave her in a kennel, do you think getting a second dog would be a good idea, so she would have company? She is scared of dogs so we would have to go about it right away so we can get a puppy.

Any help would be appreciated...


Thanks so much
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have you thought about someone staying at your home, while you are gone? and have a dog walker come and walk her?

I have 3 dogs, and they are all home bodies. plus they are a pack, and if they were to be at someone else house with other dogs, I'm not sure how they would mingle all together like that. she's so small, none of your friends want to watch her for you?
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Unfortunately, I have no friends who actually have dogs. There was a mom at school in the same situation as us, with a Havanese and who has to make overseas trips. I had hoped to make a reciprocal arrangement with her, but she gave me the cold shoulder . A couple of friends did offer, but I am not sure how sincerely, and also I feel uncomfortable leaving her with them since they are not use to dog poop and stuff.
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Do you live anywhere near your breeder? Would she be willing to take your pup in for the duration? Have you checked with your vet? Possibly they know of someone through their practice that does this sort of thing.

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My breeder lives in Vegas and I dont think she would be enthusiastic as she is extremely strict about not exposing her puppies to germs...
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I ran into this organization at the pet expo. I think they might be able to help you. They have temporary long term & short term foster homes for people that are ill or in the military etc. Good luck!!

http://pactforanimals.org/military-foster-program.php





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Anna what city are you in?
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I ran into this organization at the pet expo. I think they might be able to help you. They have temporary long term & short term foster homes for people that are ill or in the military etc. Good luck!!

http://pactforanimals.org/military-foster-program.php
They seem to be only for military families....
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Anna what city are you in?
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They seem to be only for military families....
You might want to call them. They told me they also helped people who had to be in hospitals for long stays....





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