When I told Pork I was quitting my job and that I wouldn’t be traveling as much I think she was actually a little disappointed. You see, when I would head out of town, it meant she got to go to Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Which was basically like going to sleep away camp. Big backyard, way too many table scraps and tons of belly rubs. At my house she gets plenty of belly rubs, but we’re in a high rise and the joys of running around a backyard barking at anything and everything isn’t really possible. So she may not be as thrilled that my travel has subsided for now, but I am happy to see her more.
While traveling a bunch for work I did have to rely sometimes on dog walkers. Sometimes people would ask why I didn’t just put her in a doggy day care for a few days. However, Pork is an introvert and has some serious leash issues with other dogs. She also doesn’t play well in big groups. It’s very overwhelming for her and you can just see the uneasiness in her face when she’s in those situations. I quickly learned the value of spending the money to have someone come to my home to spend time with her in her own environment. It’s best for her to stick to a routine and not have to be overwhelmed with tons of dogs at a doggy daycare. Plus, I’ve heard some horror stories of my friends dogs getting bit at them. This just isn’t for my dog (she’d be the one biting probably anyway). So when DogVacay asked me to try out their DogVacay Daycare I of course said yes! DogVacay is a great online community of dog sitters that helps to connect dog owners with vetted and insured dog sitters in your area. DogVacay Daycare is one of their newer services that allows dog owners like myself to get some peace of mind by having your pet stay at your own home (or if your dog wants to go to “camp” they can go to the sitters home!). This is ideal for someone like Pork who just can not do daycare with tons of other dogs. So here’s what a fun day at DogVacay Daycare would look like…..
We’d play! This lobster toy is Pork’s favorite, it’s as long as she is!
*All opinions and views are my own.