The Life Of Riley
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Edmonton, AB
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Travelling and Terrified, leaving baby at home
We leave shortly for a 3 week holiday. This is a long vacation – never been away for more than two weeks. We booked this a year ago – before we got our fur baby Riley.
When we got him, we had four separate friends/homes that offered to take him when we would be away. Lo and behold, NONE of them can take him, for various reasons, on this upcoming trip. We are devastated.
Riley goes to doggy daycare (we both work full time) and they have a sleepover service. While very happy with the daycare service, we really are not keen about using the sleepover, preferring that he was in a home environment. As best as I know, this is a pretty good sleepover service. At night a staff member is on-site. The dogs are kenneled to sleep, if that is what they are used to, otherwise they are in a large room, with beds, and with other compatible dogs.
We (read: I !!!) am really freaked out about leaving him for so long, in a kennel environment. Will he forget about his life with us? I read somewhere that a dog accepts his current environment as his new life after two weeks. Is this true? Will he forget who we are? Am I crazy?
Does anyone have any experience with this? Good, or bad? What should we be looking out for?
Appreciate all responses. This is weighing very heavily on me and I know that it will impact our vacation.