Hi hoping someone out there can help, We live in Melbourne we have 2 beautiful Boxers a boy called Oscar 6yo and a girl Scarlet 5.5yo Rescued about 3,5years ago. Both my parents passed away within months of each other last year, and it was their dying wish that i take the family back to Italy to see the place of my birth and to let the family see the country of their roots, as they have never been out of the country. We have many relations Europe England and America that I promised my folks that i would see, So this will be our Big trip of a lifetime, taking about 12 weeks starting about April 2012. By far the hardest part of granting my parents wishes will be being separated from my 2 beloved Dogs for that large amount of time.
My parents always looked after them when we went on hols, and we were never longer than a week. We hate the idea of kennels and where hoping for any ideas to help place my dogs preferably in a Domestic situation where they will get the attention they love. My Boxers are inside family dogs and well settled and past the super playful stage that all boxers go though when younger, So they would suit a retired couple or a family with older children. Obviously we would cover all costs and pay whoever helped us a fair and reasonable amount for their assistance. Both dogs are great with people and children, the bitch was a rescue dog and early on when we had her off lead she go into a few scraps with other dogs , so since then we have only ever walked them on leash in public.
We would prefer to keep them together, but are realistic and would split them up as a last case scenario.
Please help with any thoughts