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Raluca
November 17th, 2008, 11:19 AM
Hi guys,

I don't post here very often but i figured you wouldn't hold that against me since I do look at the pictures every day.. that has to count for somethig right ?!? :D
Here'S my problem: when I go on vacation, wiggly bum stays with his grandma (mommy dearest) and they're both ecstatic...
This year I decided to bring my mom with me on vacation (she hasn't had a proper vacation in 10 years+ and she deserves it) but i now realize what big ?%$?/$ I'm in... Most kennels in the area mix dogs in their rooms or on the playground and wiggly bum is a boxer-pit bull mix... I' d rather not risk anything (besides, when they hear pitbull in there they freak out anyhow...) :sad:

Here's wiggly bum, well Marty, but wiggly bum is his latest name:
http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj107/ralusmar/104_0006.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj107/ralusmar/104_0009.jpg

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj107/ralusmar/104_0023.jpg

I live in Vaudreuil presently but would go anywhere for a good place... Does anyone know of a good, reliable place that you would recommend??

Thanks

bendyfoot
November 17th, 2008, 11:53 AM
Oh, he's HANDSOME!!!:lovestruck: I want to kiss him right on his squishy lips!!! Are there any reputable in-home petsitters in your area? We've got a petsitter who comes to our house 2-3 times a day, depending on how long we're gone, and spends about 1-2 hours per visit walking, feeding, playing, etc. That way, the kids get to stay in their nice comfy safe familiar home while we're away. It's a wonderful arrangement!

Raluca
November 17th, 2008, 12:20 PM
Oh, he's HANDSOME!!!:lovestruck:

Thank you:D I do find him very handsome but I figured I might be slighlty biased
I want to kiss him right on his squishy lips!!!
Oh he gets plenty of those trust me...

Are there any reputable in-home petsitters in your area? We've got a petsitter who comes to our house 2-3 times a day, depending on how long we're gone, and spends about 1-2 hours per visit walking, feeding, playing, etc. That way, the kids get to stay in their nice comfy safe familiar home while we're away. It's a wonderful arrangement!

That's a good idea... I'll ask around

MindysMom
November 17th, 2008, 12:51 PM
Someone I knew had a young single friend stay at his house and look after his pets in their own home. Is this an option?

NoahGrey
November 17th, 2008, 01:02 PM
I would be careful with petsitter companies. You and your pet do not know them. This could stres out your dog greatly. Also many things could happen. One of them being..what if your dog gets out? I know lots of people who have had pets go missing due to people coming into their home. I would only let someone that you trust 100% into your home. I am not really a fan of boarding facitilties..heard lots of stories of pets getting out, abuse, etc. Plus the risk of kennel cough, etc.

How about seeing if your vet will board him? I know some vet clinics board for their clients. That way, you know he will be in safe hands. Also, if he becomes sick, they can treat him right away.


Most kennels in the area mix dogs in their rooms or on the playground

Really? I can't believe that. That is a liability issue right there.

ACO22

Melinda
November 17th, 2008, 01:03 PM
are you opposed to bringing him to ontario for a sitter/kennel? its my dogs trainer, she owns 3 pitbulls, advocates for them, has a new doggie/motel/daycare etc...a wonderful place...am I allowed to post her website mods???

Rottielover
November 17th, 2008, 01:12 PM
Chez sandra in hudson is great, she asks you what you want them to do, they are in separate kennels, no chance of accidents.
By the way he is gorgeous

BenMax
November 17th, 2008, 01:17 PM
Chez sandra in hudson is great, she asks you what you want them to do, they are in separate kennels, no chance of accidents.
By the way he is gorgeous

I second this. Great place!

bendyfoot
November 17th, 2008, 01:27 PM
I would be careful with petsitter companies. You and your pet do not know them. This could stres out your dog greatly. Also many things could happen. One of them being..what if your dog gets out? I know lots of people who have had pets go missing due to people coming into their home. I would only let someone that you trust 100% into your home.
ACO22


Our sitter is bonded, insured, and has strict policies about keeping dogs on-leash at all times when outside. Her policy is to come to the home, meet the animals and the people, learn about the setup and routine in the house, etc. before even agreeing to become their sitter (our dog spent half the visit on her lap:rolleyes:). She has people willing to provide recommendations, and a background as a vet tech. There ARE good people out there, but you probably have to look hard to find them. As your vet if they know any body.

pitgrrl
November 17th, 2008, 01:33 PM
are you opposed to bringing him to ontario for a sitter/kennel? its my dogs trainer, she owns 3 pitbulls, advocates for them, has a new doggie/motel/daycare etc...a wonderful place...am I allowed to post her website mods???

That might pose a serious legal risk considering the dog would be illegal in Ontario :shrug:

Send him to me, he's so handsome I want to squish him :laughing:

BenMax
November 17th, 2008, 01:34 PM
That might pose a serious legal risk considering the dog would be illegal in Ontario :shrug:

Good point. Does it really extend to those that are travelling with their dogs as well? I swear this ban is really starting to get ridiculous!

pitgrrl
November 17th, 2008, 01:43 PM
Good point. Does it really extend to those that are travelling with their dogs as well? I swear this ban is really starting to get ridiculous!

Oh it sure does, illegal importation of a banned animal or some such insanity. I'm always tempted to send Ontario's attorney general a christmas card telling them how I'm missing out on family christmas because I'm not going to risk my dog's necks for some tofurkey :frustrated:

BenMax
November 17th, 2008, 02:00 PM
Oh it sure does, illegal importation of a banned animal or some such insanity. I'm always tempted to send Ontario's attorney general a christmas card telling them how I'm missing out on family christmas because I'm not going to risk my dog's necks for some tofurkey :frustrated:

Well then I should be in jail! I was discussing this with a fellow rescuer this weekend and almost got into a fist fight with her over this nonsense (while at breakfast).

Also I just found out the bull terriers are NOT banned in Ontario....interesting....

Raluca
November 17th, 2008, 02:16 PM
That might pose a serious legal risk considering the dog would be illegal in Ontario :shrug:

Send him to me, he's so handsome I want to squish him :laughing:

Do I get to play with yours then? :D
I love that pic with the yellow raincoat.. reminds me of when i first put booties and a winter coat on piglet here...

Raluca
November 17th, 2008, 02:17 PM
I second this. Great place!

Great news.. they were on my list of places to call and I sent them an e-mail this morning :fingerscr

Raluca
November 17th, 2008, 02:20 PM
Chez sandra in hudson is great, she asks you what you want them to do, they are in separate kennels, no chance of accidents.
By the way he is gorgeous

just wait untill i manage to post pics of him in his fall coat (we got a lot of complimets at the store this week-end... :cloud9:

Lise
November 17th, 2008, 03:36 PM
We have a kennel in Ontario and board all breeds.We are on private property and have never had a problem.If you are a commercial kennel you can board any breed you want.My vet(also in Ontario) treats all breeds as well.The only concern I would have about boarding your dog in Ontario is the same ones I would have anywere,clean and secure facilities with caring knowledgable staff.Some kennels refuse certain breeds,but that is up to the individual kennel.

Melinda
November 17th, 2008, 04:03 PM
the kennel here specialises in bully breeds

pitgrrl
November 17th, 2008, 04:44 PM
The issue is bringing a "pit bull" into Ontario who was not grandfathered in. From DOLA:


Importing Pit Bulls

* It is against the law to bring pit bulls into Ontario, even for a short visit.
* There are no exceptions made for:
o Tourists
o People moving to Ontario, or
o Military personnel being transferred to Ontario postings.
* The law does allow certain pit bulls into Ontario for recognized dog shows under limited circumstances (see above: Pit Bull Ban Exceptions for Dog Shows and Flyball Tournaments).
* If you leave Ontario with a restricted pit bull (one that was legally owned after the ban was implemented), you can return with that pit bull within three months of your departure. But after three months, that pit bull will not be allowed back in Ontario.
* If, on August 29, 2005, you were a legal resident of Ontario who owned a pit bull, but you were not in Ontario on that day, you will have been allowed to bring your pit bull back to Ontario within three months of August 29, 2005. After three months that pit bull will not have been allowed back in Ontario.


http://www.attorneygeneral.jus.gov.on.ca/english/about/pubs/dola-pubsfty/dola-pubsfty.asp#TOC_09

Melinda
November 17th, 2008, 05:07 PM
we still have bully puppies for sale in the papers, a cop and fireman run their 3 yr olds (not grandfathered) at the unofficial dog park where we go, and there is a new pup next door, a sweet little red nose female about 8 months old, I have never seen a muzzled pit bull on the street yet except for visiting dogs at the dog show at farran park this past summer. we're pretty laid back around Cornwall, my one alderman owns a 5 yr old rescued pit bull

Lise
November 17th, 2008, 07:07 PM
I think it's more of a problem in really urban areas.I've had pit bulls in at the same time as the OPP dogs were coming in and none of their handlers said anything.Maybe sanity will eventually be restored to Ontario as far as idiotic dog laws.

Inverness
November 25th, 2008, 05:49 PM
Marty is a prohibited pit bull in Ontario. We rescued him out of there and there is no way he can go back !

Raluca, I got your pics (finally :rolleyes:) and will email you with a suggestion for boarding. :thumbs up