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ExitPursuedByABear Tue 13-Aug-13 21:22:28

Our doggy care had let us down this weekend. All kennels are full and we are going to a wedding. The only option seems to be to take him with us and him sleep in the car. Anyone else done this?

1proudmum Tue 13-Aug-13 22:05:23

I'm not sure really have you tried your parents and family members? because i don't think it's ideal for a dog to sleep in a boiling hot car with no water or food or comfort

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 13-Aug-13 22:07:01

Tried everyone. Will leave the windows open and a bowl water. And he does spend a lot of time in the car.

badguider Tue 13-Aug-13 22:09:12

What part of the country are you in? It's no longer hot here... would be ok in the shade with windows open here - but maybe not further south.
[my friend has a digital thermometer they use in their van to monitor the temperature for their dogs]

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 13-Aug-13 22:10:24

It will be overnight. In Saltburn. It will not be hot.

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 13-Aug-13 22:11:38

I intend to take a blanky in case he is cold.

HellsAngel81 Tue 13-Aug-13 22:17:11

How long are you actually away for? If it's just a day, could you not get a dog walker - your vets should be able to recommend one!

I wouldn't leave a dog in a car at this time of year - our summer weather is so unpredictable, and it literally only takes ten minutes in the sun, for a car to heat up like an oven :-(

1proudmum Tue 13-Aug-13 22:17:54

then probably will be okay but only leave the windows open a tiny bit check on him regularly and yes take a blanky incase

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 13-Aug-13 22:19:46

We are away overnight. He will be fine from an overheating point of view. He will have lots of exercise. But he will have to spend the night in the car

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Tue 13-Aug-13 22:32:29

Apart from anything else, I'd be worried that someone might steal him from the car.

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 13-Aug-13 22:37:07

How? The car will be locked. Why would someone randomly steal a spaniel from a car outside a hotel in Saltburn?

1MitchellMum Tue 13-Aug-13 22:45:04

I'd worry about dog theft too. Just look at to see how many dogs go missing.

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 13-Aug-13 22:46:50

That'll be me sleeping in the car with him them.

Kleptronic Tue 13-Aug-13 22:50:27

Would he be chilled with that? Mine would go batshit mental every time a breeze blew never mind person went past car. Although he is a collie.

toboldlygo Tue 13-Aug-13 22:51:10

For the same reason they steal dogs tied up outside shops or from back gardens, because they are thieving shits.

Mine often sleep in the car when we're away for competitions but the entire back of the car is caged out and can be left open on four sides, I wouldn't do it if it meant only cracking the windows open and leaving in a car park overnight unsupervised.

I can understand not having first choice of kennel available but there must be somewhere between you and the venue with a space?

tillyo Tue 13-Aug-13 22:55:13

I personally wouldn't, not all night I would have to keep checking every 15 mins to make sure his ok. They is some nasty people out there. Ask your local vet they can recommend some other kennels or someone to come in x

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 13-Aug-13 22:55:48

Have tried 5 local kennels and will try ones near the venue tomorrow. Not ideal I know but he is quite chilled in the car.

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 13-Aug-13 22:56:51

This weekend is apparently the busiest of the year.

Springcleanish Tue 13-Aug-13 23:00:58

Have you asked the hotel? It's surprising how many will let you have dogs in with you if you ask, but not to be left or allowed in eating areas etc.
is there a kennels, dog holiday place near where you are going? Not ideal but a possibility maybe? Good luck.

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 13-Aug-13 23:03:20

Yep. Asked the hotel. No way. Even suggested to lady on the phone that she could take him home.

He will be fine.

He will be fine.

He will be fine.

TSSDNCOP Tue 13-Aug-13 23:05:18

I absolutely wouldn't.

Have you tried your vets, they have all sorts of dog sitters advertising on our board.

Do you have a friend with teen kids that would stay at yours and make a few £££'s.

Have the hotel said he can't stay?

TSSDNCOP Tue 13-Aug-13 23:07:51

I think you need to be ready for a well-meaning passer-by to call the police too ass there's been so many dogs left in cars during the earlier warmer weather.

culturemulcher Tue 13-Aug-13 23:09:53

Your dog will be fine... I'd be more worried about the other hotel guests being woken up all night long as the dog sets off the car alarm every 10 minutes wink

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 13-Aug-13 23:10:05

But it will be night? It won't be hot. Let's face it. I will be checking on him every 30 minutes.

ExitPursuedByABear Tue 13-Aug-13 23:10:43

Oh thanks culture. I think we can disarm the alarm.

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