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UKbride Member Request 17 Aug 2020

Dog

I’m worrying about what to do with our dog on our wedding day, the venue isn’t dog friendly and anyone we would normally ask to dog sit would be at the wedding. She doesn’t cope in kennels so I really wouldn’t want to go down that route. Has anyone had a similar issue?

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UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

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UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Where in the country are you ?

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

We have a colleague at work who dog sits. As long as you have a bed/good sofa and access to a kitchen and WiFi then it’s probably your best option. It can also be a little pricey but our colleague was going to charge £60 for 2 days I believe which seemed reasonable..

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Have you looked at home boarding

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Councils give licenses for home boarding with approved people in their homes. We always leave our dog with someone in the next town who has a licence when we go on holiday. Ours charges £20 overnight....might be a good option for you. X

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Try and find a dog sitter or home boarder, we left our dog with one for a week and she was made to feel part of the family and allowed on the furniture etc....plus regular photo updates showing how relaxed and happy she was x

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Yep home boarding or a petsitter, we have a lady that checks on our cat twice daily but there are others like my friend has for her great dane who literally come and stay at your house

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

We have the same issue, I’m going to ask a work colleague or a neighbour 🙂

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Check out Pawshake.com, loads of dog sitters in there x

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

How close to home are you? We had the same issue. We left our dog at home and my mum and her friend stayed at our house with the dog after the wedding. But then our venue was in the city we live in.

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Try to find someone in your area that does a home from home type setting

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Try talking to other dog owners you meet when walking yours they may offer as the dogs know each other

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

We sent ours to a local home boarder who also does daycare. A friend of ours uses her regularly so she came highly recommended. My parents picked him up on the evening

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

We are allowed the dog at the wedding but not for the breakfast or party so I’m in a similar situation trying to find someone to pick her up and take her home x

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Ours goes to daycare and she is staying with them that night x

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

My dog groomers was good enough to have mine for a day and a night and he loves it there. Might be worth seeing if yours will do you a favour? xx

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Where are you based?

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

I’ve looked at Barking Mad 🐾 https://www.barkingmad.uk.com

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

We have the same issue and our dog has anxiety - one of my MILs friends (who he has seen a few times previously) is going to look after him for us over night at my mother in laws house with another family members dog that he grew up with to try and make him the most comfortable we can x

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Thanks all for the suggestions!! Our venue is an ours car journey from our house so unfortunately can’t have someone popping back to check on her, and she is nervous around other dogs. I think I’ll probably either ask a neighbour or find a dog sitter to stay at ours 😊

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

We have a lady babysitting our dog on the day of our wedding and he'll be staying over. She rescues animals and also has kennels but she prefers to keep the dogs in the home as that what he's used too. We are so please he'll be warm and safe in a house with human and dog company 😊 definitely try and find someone who will have no issue having the dog in the house

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Doggie hotel - better than a kennel

Or

Doggie home sitter

Good luck

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Dog sitter or board in own home never put my dog in a kennel as shes not vaccinated

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

One of my old bosses uses Borrowmydoggy.com for when she has to travel for work and cannot take her two dogs with her. You pop your dog's photo, a bit about them, and the time you need them to be "borrowed" for. Dog sitters will then message you.

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

One of my bridesmaids mother so kindly brought ours for the photos and took them home for us! I nearly cried waving them goodbye 😂 but I was pregnant and emotional haha!

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

Get a pet sitter? Theres a website called pawshake that is basically a babysitting service for dogs. Been using them for a couple of years now and highly recommend!

UKbride Member 17 Aug 2020

I looked after a friend’s daughter’s dog on the day of the daughters wedding. He came and stayed with me for the day, I took him back for the photos and later part of the evening. It might be worth asking your usual dog sitters if they know anyone

UKbride Member 18 Aug 2020

Find your friendly neighborhood dogsitter!

UKbride Member 18 Aug 2020

Get a dog sitter. Local vets maybe able to recommend someone

UKbride Member 18 Aug 2020

Have a look on tailster.com

UKbride Member 19 Aug 2020

We had our next door neighbours going in to our two during the day, then we asked some friends to stay overnight at ours after they left the wedding - worked beautifully for us

Cathryn Hughes
Cathryn Hughes 30 Aug 2020

We got a dog flap, get a doggy friend round as company too

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