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Love-A-Bull Pit Bull Meetup Message Board › Friendly and safe boarding/pet sitting

Friendly and safe boarding/pet sitting

A former member
Post #: 2
Hello!

We need a safe place to board, or a trusted and knowledgable person to sit for our pit Beef. Our trusted sitters are booked for the dates we need her so I'm looking for a boarding facility or a sitter willing to take Beef into their home home while we're gone. He's 7 years old, great with people and kiddos but dog-reactive with larger dogs. He's also a bit of an escape artist when left in the yard so we're looking for somewhere where he can stay primarily inside.

Not having a lot of luck finding boarding facilities that don't have breed restrictions. :(

Thanks!
Mandy
MandyKP
Austin, TX
Post #: 3
Hey Jenn,

I actually currently work as a manager at a Boarding facility in Driftwood, TX. Not sure if that's far out of the way for you but I would me more than happy to give you our information if you'd like! We've boarded many pitbulls/rotties, etc.. you name it! We've even had dogs that are a little people-aggressive but it's really not a trouble taking care of them if you take necessary precautions :) they all mean well.

As far as yards and outdoor times go, we let all of our dogs out 3 or more times a day to play, potty, make friends, and sniff around but we are careful with the Texas heat we're having!! We have had quite a few dogs that are "escape artists" or "fence climbers" and we make arrangements for them to be constantly supervised each second and only let them out in the yards closest to our buildings, where we have very high fences which curve inwards at the top. You'd have to be quite the acrobat to get out of them haha! We also have locking gate latches and door latches both on the inside and outside of each runs. However, if you would still prefer him to have more inside time that wouldn't be a problem at all.

Lastly, in regard to play, we will put him in any type of group that you are comfortable with. We do have some families that chose for their animals to go out by themselves to just enjoy the day and have fun barking at the other dogs and playing with us. We also have other types of groups like large, crazy, small, calm, dogs that go out with 1 or 2 other dogs only, dogs that only go for walks on a leash, etc.. so really there is no issue there! The other managers and I are very comfortable with trying out possible play groups if you'd want us to do that too. Even without letting him out with another dog in a yard we can easily view how he reacts to other dogs barking or staring from inside their run or in another yard.

Again, if you'd like to know more I'd be happy to help; we do get booked pretty fast, especially over the weekends/holidays but I'm not sure which dates you had in mind and we do have wait lists. I love the pitties and having them at my work. One of the Pit Crew graduates actually goes to my work now and then. <33 I adore her so much!!! And she does great with the other dogs! She's a natural!

If not, I hope you're able to find what you're looking for!! I hope someday I can meet you and Beef at an event!
Ann V.
CasaThundertail
Round Rock, TX
Post #: 8
I entrusted my boys to Action Pack Dog Center in Round Rock last December. They did pretty well: they ate, seemed happy to be home but not stressed, were well groomed and didn't lose weight. They are 70lb male pibble mixes.
A former member
Post #: 11
Hi Jennifer,

I'm not sure if the date has passed, but I wanted to add in my two-cents.

There is a list on the L-A-B website of pittie friendly businesses here: http://love-a-bull.org/resources/pit-friendly/­.

But on a personal note, I'm a big fan of petsitters or doggy daycare versus the general kennel/boarding situation. There are 2 websites that have recently been developed just for this purpose. Later, Dog (www.laterdog.com) and Embarkly (http://www.embarkly.c...­.

These businesses should be listed on there, but just in case here are a few I know of:
The Pet Gal (http://www.thepetgal....­)
Leaps 'n Hounds (http://www.leapsnhoun...­)
The Smiling Dog (http://www.yoursmilin...­)
Mud Puppies (http://mud-puppies.co...­)

Hope this helps!
Amy G.
user 41911072
Austin, TX
Post #: 2
Hi...I also don't mind house/pet sitting at your home if you're comfortable with that. I have done it for some friends and I usually bring my dog with me to play with theirs but I don't have to depending on how long the trip is. My house is pretty full of other pets so I don't do it from here. I have found most pets do better when they are in their own environment. I have roommates who can watch my baby for a few days if need be. If this could be an option I can give you references from the people I have sat for before. This may be a less expensive option as well, and you know he will get plenty of Pibble cuddle time :)

Amy
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