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Old 07-27-2007, 08:02 PM
Location: Papillion
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Originally Posted by Talyamc View Post
IAlso...I travel frequently, and do not board my dog. I have a "sitter" here, who checks on my home, plants, blah blah blah...as well as takes fantastic care of my dog.

A number of high school kids that are pet lovers do this type of thing. Get to know the neighbors, spread the word and I bet you'll find quite a few.

For an immediate dog care the first week (since you won't know any one yet) may want to just board with a local vet. Might be a good way to get to know the rural vet (back to the minimialist discussion).
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:42 PM
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Boarding at the vet might be an option. Did you find a vet yet? You might be able to call them and ask if they can suggest anyone for petsitting. Petsmart by Oakview (144th and Center) also does have the Petshotel where you can board - might be too NON-minimalist for you, though.
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Old 07-29-2007, 12:23 PM
Location: Elkhorn, NE
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I actually did check into the PetSmart hotel. If I can't find someone to come to the house, I would probably pursue this option. My "minimalistic" approach on vet care comes from an experience in which my dog was over-prescribed medication and misdiagnosed several times as having a terrible auto-immune disease by the "best and most progressive" vet in the area. Thousands of dollars later, my pup was nearly on death's door when someone suggested a rural more "minimalistic" vet. Weary, and nearly broke, I took my guy to this vet who took one look at him...shook his head and said, "He's just got seasonal allergies." Trust me...this dog is my world...but this particular experience gave me an appreciation for the idea, that sometimes the simplest answer may be overlooked by the break neck speed of "progressive" medicine. :-)
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