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Opinions on drop in dog sitting?

Discussion in 'Dog Walking' started by MelXciv, Sep 16, 2013.


  1. MelXciv

    MelXciv PetForums Newbie

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    Opinions wanted,
    I've had a lady contact me asking if I'd walk her dog for an hour each day while she's on holiday for 2 weeks, her adult children will be staying behind, but will be out for the majority of the day, so the dog will be left 10-12 hours at a time! :(
    I'm thinking I'll do it as long as she agree's to a second visit at a later time!
    What does everyone think?
     
  2. EssexWags

    EssexWags PetForums Member

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    10-12 hours too long it would be a no from me. For what she'd pay you to keep popping in the dog could be home boarded.
    Is it not something you offer ?
     
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  3. MelXciv

    MelXciv PetForums Newbie

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    Unfortunately I can't offer home boarding at the moment, but will be in the future.
    Doesn't help her right now though, I'll quote her for 2 Walks and 1 Visit per day (Won't be cheap!) and see if her kids are willing to lend a hand. And I'll recommend that she try a kennels or another Home boarder as a cheaper option.
    But she's left it late, only a couple of weeks until she's off.:frown2:
     
  4. BoredomBusters

    BoredomBusters PetForums VIP

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    Some of the dogs I walk daily are alone 10 hours a day with the owner's working 8 hours plus commuting time. With travel time the dogs are usually out of the house for 2 hours, so I'd have no problem with doing that for a mature dog.

    If the dog is not used to being left then split into 2 half hour visits could be suggested.
     
  5. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    I'd say it would be better for the dog than being put into the alien environment of a kennel where it will be alone and scared.

    I think one walk and one visit would be adequate
     
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