Your dog will get so much attention and affection while you're away that s/he'll think you went on a trip just for them! We have a big yard, and the yard behind the house is fenced. We go for many walks on the beautiful local paths and on the Boulevard with my two dogs and our friends.
My two dogs can be kept in the upstairs apartment with my dad if your dog is timid or needs time to get used to other dogs. My dogs are very friendly and love socializing with other dogs, but sometimes my little Bostie is too energetic (rude) and bothers some dogs, so we'll keep her separate. We have had some dog stay who were quite anxious, but by the time they left we were good friends. ( Please note, I have a baby and a cat.)
I've been providing dog care for couple years now through another site, and we always have fun!
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