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Traveling solo w/dog and not sure how to care for his needs

I will work 12 hour shifts from 7p-7a. He needs to be let out at leat twice in that timeframe. How do other solo travelers have their dogs tended to while working these long shifts? Pet sitters and doggy daycare is so expensive, but I suppose those are my only options huh?

What do you do now? How would traveling be different?

Some people have an accessible to the backyard doggie door so the dog can let itself out.

Some people have an accessible to the backyard doggie door so the dog can let itself out.

my boy lets himself out:). And if I am working many shifts that are back to back, my mom takes him to her house.

Then you should look for housing compatible with him letting himself out - that usually means a free standing house, kind of expensive generally. Your other choices could be to leave him home with mom, or network to find a teen to walk him. Really, he needs out twice at night? I've met lots of travelers doing 12 hours shifts without walking their dog. I did meet one traveler who left her dog in the car while working. That would depend on the climate, the dog, and perhaps the size of the dog.

BeachsideRN, ASN

Specializes in NICU.

You can try care.com to find a dog sitter/walker in the area and maybe see of another person can split a sitter

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