We’re weighing the pros and cons of two options of care for Dawg while we are away. Neither option is 100% perfect so it’s a matter of feeling what’s right from Dawg’s perspective. Getting into her head.
She was brought into an empty room with one human then one by one, the employee brought other dogs in to meet Dawg and see how she reacts.
She did fine, although she was timid and confused.
How old was Dawg when you got her? Is she socialized? Does she mind being touched? Is she aggressive? Was she trained? Does she share toys?
*All day dog and human companionship.
*Playing, running, socialization.
*The center is within walking distance of son’s office so he can check on her and visit her daily.
*24-hour human supervision and computer monitoring.
*Dawg is too old to change her routine
*Dawg might think she’s been abandoned by us being there two weeks.
*The worry that she’ll bring home a dog disease (even though all dogs must be vaccinated and in good health).
Of course, we don’t even know yet if they will accept Dawg. I’ve been watching her on the CK webcam and so far Dawg has mostly been on the sidelines, checking the other dogs out.
We have to pick her up at 1:30 at which time we’ll hear how she did and whether they feel she’s a good candidate for boarding.
Plan B: Next week we are interviewing a local woman who comes to the house to care for the dog. There are Pros and Cons for that option too but I’ll outline those when I do a post on her.