Originally Posted by jboboxer
Are you suggesting that I shouldn't have a dog unless I quiet my job?
That is NOT AT ALL what I am suggesting. Many people who work all day can still have dogs, but all dogs require more exercise, more attention, AND more frequent bathroom breaks when they are young. What I am suggesting is that you FIND A WAY to let Roxy out to potty several times during the day, whether you do it yourself or you hire someone. I think that you coming home to walk her at lunchtime is a great idea, and and the one break during the day might be sufficient for some other puppies her age, but because Roxy has a bladder infection she NEEDS to be let out more often. Once she has recovered from it and has gotten a little older then she will be able to "hold it" longer, and who knows, maybe she will even be trustworthy enough by then that you don't even have to crate her anymore.
Strangers aren't all bad. You know how I got the job pet-sitting for the bulldog puppy? By responding to an ad for a nanny position on craigslist. I was a complete stranger when I started pet-sitting for the family with the bulldog puppy... AND nannying for their 8 yr old daughter. I treated those two like they were my own.
If you don't want to go with a professional pet-sitting service, post an ad for the job and set up interviews.
- Fawn Female, born 03/23/2001
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