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Old 04-16-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Hello! I'm going to be moving about 500 miles away from my current home at the end of May. Due to a change of jobs, I'm going to be back and forth between my old city and my new city weekly for about two months. I know the move is going to stress my dog out in general- I spoke with my sister and her fiance, and they are willing to keep my dog for the two months so that she doesn't have to go back and forth, spend random nights in a kennel, etc during my move. Does this sound advisable? The transition between my home, my sisters home, and then my new home sounds so much better for her than two months of endless shuffling and ending up in a few place. Am I right in thinking this way? Or would she be more stressed out away from me?

Thanks!
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Old 04-16-2012, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I think, personally, that it's the BEST idea! I think that shuffling the dog around, in various locations, would be super-stressful for EVERYONE. Your sister's offer is perfect.

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Old 04-16-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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I think that sounds like a great idea! The dog may be a little confused but he'll get used to your sister's place for the two months he is there. It sounds much better than putting him in a kennel off and on.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:14 PM
 
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Hello! I'm going to be moving about 500 miles away from my current home at the end of May. Due to a change of jobs, I'm going to be back and forth between my old city and my new city weekly for about two months. I know the move is going to stress my dog out in general- I spoke with my sister and her fiance, and they are willing to keep my dog for the two months so that she doesn't have to go back and forth, spend random nights in a kennel, etc during my move. Does this sound advisable? The transition between my home, my sisters home, and then my new home sounds so much better for her than two months of endless shuffling and ending up in a few place. Am I right in thinking this way? Or would she be more stressed out away from me?

Thanks!
Absolutely the best idea! Kennels are a great resource but nothing beats staying in a home. You will be visiting your dog during the time she is with your sister, right?
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:54 PM
 
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Absolutely the best idea! Kennels are a great resource but nothing beats staying in a home. You will be visiting your dog during the time she is with your sister, right?
I'll be able to, but not very frequently. Unfortunately my sister's place is about 100 miles further from where I'll be moving to. But my dog knows her well and we've spent time there before. Thank you all for your input! I think I'm making the right decision, even though I'm going to miss her like crazy!
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:36 PM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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If I was your dog, I'd want to be with you.

I would say please take me with you. I'll sit in the back seat and be good I promise.
I won't be stressed just as long as we're together.
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Old 04-17-2012, 04:34 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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If I was your dog, I'd want to be with you.

I would say please take me with you. I'll sit in the back seat and be good I promise.
I won't be stressed just as long as we're together.
And what about the times that the OP has to put the dog in the kennel? Multiple times. Super-stressful and soooo confusing!

The sister is the answer, hands down. There's absolutely ZERO confusion in my mind about this. The sister is the way to go. Even if the OP can never visit for the entire two months, at least the dog is with someone she knows and likes... for the whole time.
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:54 AM
 
Location: ๏̯͡๏﴿ Gwinnett-That's a Civil Matter-County
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And what about the times that the OP has to put the dog in the kennel?
Why on earth would they have to do that?

I dont get what part of moving requires boarding your dog.

You pack and load boxes into a van. They lay there and watch or take a snooze. When you're ready to take a break from all that, they are there patiently awaiting their walk or frisbee.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:08 AM
 
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This really depends on the individual dog. In this situation, now with our current dog, I could do this because she is highly socialized and likes nearly everyone but with our last dog, this would never have worked. And, you know, if you try one way and it is not working, maybe you could go with the other idea. I do wonder if she has ever stayed alone with your sister before without you there and if there are any issues, running off, etc. that might make it a difficult situation that you may need to troubleshoot before hand.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Why on earth would they have to do that?

I dont get what part of moving requires boarding your dog.

You pack and load boxes into a van. They lay there and watch or take a snooze. When you're ready to take a break from all that, they are there patiently awaiting their walk or frisbee.
Did you read the original post???? It stated it there clearly! She'd have to travel weekly for two months AND PUT THE DOG IN A KENNEL.

It's not like I made up that part.
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