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Old 12-31-2019, 06:30 PM   #1
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Pet Sitting

Anyone have experience with getting a pet sitter at or near camp grounds?
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Old 12-31-2019, 07:28 PM   #2
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Best options are call a local vet nearby. Every pet sitter we've had at the big house has come from our local vet. So far...most have panned out OK. Never addressed it on the road...the "trust factor" would be an issue for me, not knowing anything about them. Boarding is another option but I'd cancel my trip before I'd board our dogs. They've become too human to sit in a cage all day. Occasionally you'll find a "local live-in" at a campground that will watch pets.
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Old 12-31-2019, 08:08 PM   #3
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You could always call the campgrounds, and ask if they can get you pointed in the right dire tion...
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:22 PM   #4
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Yes. We vacationed in Niagara Falls Ontario last summer and had a terrific pet sitting service come and tend to our dog each day. The camp ground was very inviting to our pet sitter as she had several clients there those days.
Yvonne said she googled pet sitters in that area and found the service.
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When we were moving back to Florida and looking for a house, we stayed in a campground several times during our house hunting trips. We used a local pet sitter, who came recommended by someone we knew. Well, it didn't go well. After the first night, during the next afternoon, we got a panic call from the sitter. Your dog swallowed a needle point needle. The sitter didn't know what to do. We told her to get him to an emergency vet hospital. We raced back from some 65 miles away.

When we got to the vet, the pet sitter just delivered the dog and left. The vet xrayed the dog from nose to tale and didn't find anything metallic. No needle was found. It cost us $275 for the vet bill. We went and got our other dog from this sitter. Later next day the sitter found the needle in the carpet next to where the dog was laying at the time of the incident. We asked them to pay us for the vet bill, they refused.

So for us, the dogs are always with us. If we need a sitter for any reason it will be at a vet's office.
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