painted_ponies Posted July 17, 2007 Report Share Posted July 17, 2007 I'm leaving Faith and Violet (and my two toy-sized dogs) at a boarding kennel for a week. DH has requested an animal-free vacation, which I suppose is only fair since every other time I've travelled this year I've taken the BCs and left him at home. As some of y'all know, both Faith and Violet spent some time in the county animal shelter before coming to live with me, so I needed a place that wouldn't cause them to have flashbacks. I visited a place this weekend that looks fabulous. The small and large dogs occupy separate wings of the facility. There are no cages - the dog has a small room with three solid sides and a sturdy storm door, with a cot made of canvas and PVC pipe. Three times a day they go out, in groups determined by the kennel manager, into one of three large play yards fenced with six foot solid vinyl walls. A human playground monitor is assigned to each play yard to toss balls and keep an eye on things. There are even small in-ground pools with little fountains to splash around in. Here's the only thing I'm worried about - the rooms for the large dogs are about four foot square. The kennel owner says Violet and Faith should share a room. Do y'all think that's enough space, or do you suppose Faith and Violet will get into a hair-pulling match? If they don't share a room, they wouldn't be able to see one another, which would probably stress them out. And of course it would be much more expensive to house them separately. They get along just fine, but Faith is only nine months old, so Violet has to tell her off occasionally. The kennel owner says they'll get enough exercise that Faith won't be all over Violet while they're in their room. What do y'all think? Would it be safe for them to share a room? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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