Badger didn't do well when he was boarded at the vet's last Christmas, which was what prompted us to have a dog sitter come over in the first place. Because of this history, L is hesitant about any option that would require Badger to live away from home. It looks like the best-case scenario might be to find a live-in dog sitter.
We're also exploring the possibility that Badger doesn't miss us so much as he doesn't want to be crated for so long while we're gone. Our dog sitter wondered if he would be less stressed if he was given the run of the apartment. So as part of our backup plan, we've been leaving Badger uncrated at night and using a baby gate to keep him out of our bedroom.
|A very toothy baby|
We don't really have any good news yet. I guess the closest would be that so far we've left Badger out three nights in a row, and he hasn't chewed anything up.
Has anyone tried Rover.com for dog sitting services? Any other suggestions?