Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
I leave my dogs with a friend for a week each April. While I miss them in general, and often think "oh they would have SO much fun" on the beach or whatever I'm doing, it is nice to not have my schedule constantly dictated by dogs that need to potty, need to eat, need exercise, yadda yadda. In August we go to a cottage for 2 weeks and take them along, so we get a dog vacation and a no dog vacation. I also think it's good for my dogs to be away from me for an extended period once a year, so they can function without me and my dog sitter can tell me if there are any holes in their training as far as being able to settle down in someone else's house and not stress out.