Going to Hawaii for Two Weeks ... CAN'T take Winston.. - Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums

Go Back   Havanese Forum : Havanese Forums > Havanese Discussions > General Discussion

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Going to Hawaii for Two Weeks ... CAN'T take Winston..
Old 02-05-2013, 06:25 AM   #1
TnTWalter
Brush Anyone??
 
TnTWalter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 964
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 7 Times in 5 Posts
Going to Hawaii for Two Weeks ... CAN'T take Winston..

We're going next Summer. I'm really worried about Winston. We usually take him with us on trips. When we can't, he stays with family. The family is also going with us [a big extended family trip].

I looked into taking him but it's really dicey they have lots of rules and if I mess up, he could be stuck in quarantine there.

His best friend Pepper [my brother's dog] will be with him. We thought it would be best to keep them together.

I have time to do some trial runs with kennels or sitters...Do you guys use a kennel or a pet sitter? What are my options? Thanks.
__________________
Winston's Mom, Trish
In Memory of Quincy [1994-2007]
Catch those Squirrels Buddy
TnTWalter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 07:55 AM   #2
Suzi
Senior Member
 
Suzi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: West Linn Oregon
Posts: 4,646
Submit Photo: 14
Photo Submissions 34 Times in 34 Posts
I would just stay home and not go to Hawaii I would see if you can find someone to stay at the house while your gone. A kennel would be out of the question for me. To bad we don't live closer because I'm going to Hawaii in August and need a sitter.
__________________
Maddie at 5mo old
Suzi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 07:58 AM   #3
marlowe'sgirl
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 353
Submit Photo: 2
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by TnTWalter View Post
We're going next Summer. I'm really worried about Winston. We usually take him with us on trips. When we can't, he stays with family. The family is also going with us [a big extended family trip].

I looked into taking him but it's really dicey they have lots of rules and if I mess up, he could be stuck in quarantine there.

His best friend Pepper [my brother's dog] will be with him. We thought it would be best to keep them together.

I have time to do some trial runs with kennels or sitters...Do you guys use a kennel or a pet sitter? What are my options? Thanks.
In general, I do kennel-free boarding. The place I go has webcams so you can check in your little guy. The dogs get to play all day with each other and then get to sleep on their own beds. In general, they'll let dogs from the same house/family share a room. The webcam is great if you're nervous, so you can always check in and see them having a ball.
marlowe'sgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 08:02 AM   #4
TnTWalter
Brush Anyone??
 
TnTWalter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 964
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 7 Times in 5 Posts
the kennel i was looking at has little condos with tv on animal planet and the dogs would be together. they also do individual or group play time and they get a bedtime treat. LOL. should have clarified.
winston doesn't play well with some dogs [he was bitten as pup] so he'd do individual play...
i don't know about webcam. i think there's only one in the group play area. i'll ask. that would be cool.

i love winston but i'm going to Hawaii.

Suzi, i'll fly out and stay at your house. always wanted to see oregon! ;O) and would love hawaii details as we're in early stages of planning...what island? what resort? what things are you doing etc. you can message me if you don't want to post here!

here's the place I'm considering. It's right down the street and gets good reviews. We'd get the penthouse for the two and it includes playtime. :O) my DH thinks I'm nuts of course.

http://www.petsuitesofamerica.com/canine/suites
__________________
Winston's Mom, Trish
In Memory of Quincy [1994-2007]
Catch those Squirrels Buddy

Last edited by TnTWalter; 02-05-2013 at 08:09 AM.
TnTWalter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 10:44 AM   #5
TilliesMom
Senior Member
 
TilliesMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 5,278
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 35 Times in 35 Posts
Which island are you going to!?? we are going to Maui SOON and are VERY thankful to be able to leave Tillie with my mom (2hrs away) otherwise I don't know what we would do. There is NOTHING here and no one we have found that would be able to care for her...
__________________
Tammy and Tillie
TilliesMom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 11:06 AM   #6
TnTWalter
Brush Anyone??
 
TnTWalter's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 964
Submit Photo: 0
Photo Submissions 7 Times in 5 Posts
We are going to Oahu/Maui for 14 nights! Please message me or post about your Maui trip!!

My girlfriend uses a petsitter and is going to pass the information along. If we have pepper and winston in our house, that might go well. I just feel safer having them in a contained place like a boarding situation.
__________________
Winston's Mom, Trish
In Memory of Quincy [1994-2007]
Catch those Squirrels Buddy
TnTWalter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #7
Brady's mom
Karen
 
Brady's mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: PA
Posts: 3,061
Submit Photo: 4
Photo Submissions 16 Times in 9 Posts
I have someone who comes and stays at my house with our dogs. My guys need someone to sleep in bed with them. I found a fantastic young lady on www.sittercity.com that I have used for many years now. She is a teacher and has a small apartment. She loves moving in here and staying with my dogs. You could also consider www.dogvacay.com. They have people who watch dogs in their homes on there. Some only watch one or two dogs at a time, so you could have them watch the two of them at the sitter's home. Just a few options to consider.
__________________

**Karen, Mom to Brady, Dugan and Cassie
Brady's mom is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Nominates Brady's mom Great Photo:
Katiemom (02-10-2013)
Old 02-05-2013, 07:15 PM   #8
lfung5
LINDA
 
lfung5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PA
Posts: 5,945
Submit Photo: 3
Photo Submissions 31 Times in 28 Posts
I wouldn't do the doggy daycare. I think it is stressful for the little ones. Plus, I don't think people are there 24hrs. I have someone stay at my house. I feel my guys are more comfortable in their own house. I did find a gal who does daycare in her home. It is mostly small dogs and quite homey. I would consider that before a kennel type atmosphere.
__________________
Linda, Bella 9 yrs old, Freddie 8 yrs old, & Scudder 7 yrs old
lfung5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #9
Miss Paige
Senior Member
 
Miss Paige's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: St Louis MO
Posts: 895
Submit Photo: 14
Photo Submissions 4 Times in 4 Posts
I have boarded mine. I have also had someone come stay with them in my home. I have a pet sitter when I have to travel in my state. I board them when we go out of town. I want them with me in whatever state we are visiting. Enjoy your trip. Hawaii is on my bucket list.
__________________
Pat-humom to
Miss Paige
Mr Roman
Ms Tula (for as long as she needs)
Miss Paige is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2013, 09:10 PM   #10
wynne
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Cleveland
Posts: 352
Submit Photo: 10
Photo Submissions 2 Times in 2 Posts
check to see if there is a Camp Bow Wow in your area. The have two options. One being you take the dog to them and they have lots of play time with other dogs the same size as them. At night they will retire to their own condo. They also have a option where someone will come out to your house.
We haven't left Maya yet, but I have being checking around so I will be prepared when ever that time might happen.
wynne is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:11 AM.


A vBSkinworks Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.