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    Hi All

    Hope all is well

    I am back in the forum and need assistance

    So we purchase another property and will be renting our current place to my parents who sold theirs quicker than expected.
    The downside is that we cannot move to our new place until September. I am guessing you now have some clues this post
    is for. We need to find a place who can mind Zeus for us until we move to the new place. We can't leave Zeus with my parents.
    We already have asked family members but no one can help us as well.

    So there are 2 options we are looking at

    1. Ring our local council pound and check if we can leave Zeus there for under 2 months - is this possible? if yes, what's your experience
    like pros/cons.... I am in St Andrews, Campbelltown Council and moving to Oakdale, Wollindilly Council.

    2. Anyone know anyone in my area who can mind a Staffy for a while?

    hope someone can make an advise - we are moving my current house this weekend - but my parents arent moving in until the following
    so I got 2 weeks roughly to move him

    Best Regards
    Raf
    m<(o.o)>m

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    Hi Raf - that sounds really hard.

    So how come Zeus can't stay with your parents (where are you staying?).

    RSPCA in SA boards dogs - they will do emergency accommodation for people with mental health or other sudden but temporary reasons for not being able to care for their dogs. But for the general public there is a per day rate which is less if you join ie joining up for two weeks will save you more than the membership fee. It will be hell for your dog tho.

    I would not leave your dog with local council pound. Tho in our case (Adelaide councils) - long term (more than a day or so) pound is the RSPCA or AWL.

    I've got no idea about dog boarding in the area but there's bound to be some - maybe contact your favourite vet and ask them if they know of anyone who does that who doesn't make more customers for them.

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    yeah might ring my vet, council, RSPCA and other dog groups locally - see if they can help me

    My parents are too old to have a dog at the backyard - I know its my place still but again theyre my parents
    and I still do respect their needs.

    Wife, myself and 2 kids will be moving to my brother in-law for 4-6 weeks as they are close to our new place
    however, we cannot take Zeus with us as they already have 2 other dogs and minding another from my inlaws
    who are also moving places as they bought another as well

    so I am stuck with the above option i guess
    m<(o.o)>m

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    Hi Pbk1776

    That's a lot of dogs being minded. No wonder your family is "tapped out".

    I still wouldn't ring the council - I'd be worried that - the place is not really being run for the comfort of the dogs, ie no enrichment or anything, and there's a risk that your dog would be rehomed or PTS. Ie they don't do commercial boarding. It's a place for lost or unwanted dogs. Yours is a much wanted dog and not lost.

    There are a lot of dog boarding along or near the Hume Highway - there are a couple that are atrocious - mostly ones that offer to tame the savage beast with their special guard dog training program - don't go to any of those. Hence me suggesting you ask the local vet who they recommend. If it was their dog?

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    Found these.


    • Belltrees Kennels (Appin Rd) caters to short or long term boarding for all breeds, dogs and cats alike;
    • Pat's Boarding Kennels (Exley Rd, Wedderburn)
    • Pet Holiday Farm (Moreton Park Rd, Menangle)
    • Stay N Play K9 Resort (630 Arina Road, Bargo)


    If you want to check them out, then it's best to personally inspect the facilities and go with your gut feeling. Never take the proprietors word as gospel.
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    ThanksGuys

    I will be ringing the above -

    will update how we go
    m<(o.o)>m

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    Oh and if you do book your dog in - take some photos before he goes in tummy, back, coat generally etc.

    I wished I'd done that with my dog before her last boarding experience - 5 days in her own shit - came out with the biggest all over infection - the vet bill to clear it up cost more.

    So ask them what they'd do if your dog got the runs from being anxious or whatever - do they have the means to keep him clean and dry.

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    Hi there, I am a dog minder and mind them in my own home. Treat the dog as part of the family etc. You will find others like me in your area on madpaws.com.au The beauty of booking through madpaws is that your pet is covered by insurance. Just an idea for you and that way you won't get issues like the poster above had with their dog - being locked up in a run/kennel and being left covered in faeces etc.

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    thanks - will look into this -

    no update yet - my parents just got back from OS so I got few more days to sort this out
    m<(o.o)>m

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone

    Managed to talk to my old man to keep Zeus in my old place with them - so we're all good now its the waiting game to move to the new place
    m<(o.o)>m

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