12-11-2010, 11:41 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa, ON
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Caregiver on vacation, 5 days alone?
I'm hoping you very knowledgeable dog owners could help me out. My boyfriend, who usually looks after my dog during the day, will be out of province for 10 days. I will be at work for 5 of those 10 days for 9 hours (including travel time).
I've been reading up on leaving puppies lone during the day for extended periods of time. The consensus seems to be that I should come home for a bit, or a puppy walker should come and visit around lunch time. The problem is, money is a little tight right now, and it would be quite difficult (though not impossible) for me to come home at lunch. Also, I'm new to my city, and don't know anyone that could check in on her for me.
My puppy will be 5 months old during the period of time in question. Also, she is being spayed on a Monday, and my boyfriend will be leaving on Thursday. I have a very strong feeling that everyone will suggest I find a way for her to not be alone all day. But, if there is anyway I could leave her alone for just these 5 days, that would be...well...convenient... help?