Hi there. I am looking for someone to watch my dog for a few days while I am on a work trip. I really hate the idea of her in a cage, and want someone to take care of her in their home.
She is a yorkie/maltese mix (size 0) and doesn't chew or bark and is housebroken. She's a complete sweetheart who gets along great with other dogs, but is a bit afraid of cats, so a house without cats is best.
Really, she's a cinch to take care of as long as you can take her out at least twice a day to go to the bathroom.
I'd be happy to watch anyone else's dog sometime as well, I know it is hard to have a dog in Istanbul without an extra support system.
I have a 7yrs old bulldog and I love to dogsit for anyone and hopefully you in return on occasion. I agree it is really hard to have a dog here without a support system. Istanbul is not the most dog-friendly place. Let me know in the future - would love to help out. pattyturk(AT)hotmail (dot)com
To the original poster... your poor dog "only needs to go out TWO times a day" ??????
Why are Turks somehow convinced that dogs only need to go outdoors once or twice a day??? People frequently call or e-mail me asking if their dog is abnormal because they have to take it out 2-3 times a day instead of the "normal" 1 time a day. Huh????
I've been a dog owner for 44 years, and a dog sports competitor for 30 years. Trust me: dogs need to go outdoors for toilet purposes 4-6 times a day every day for their entire lives. Any dog owner in America, Europe, South America, Australia, NZ, etc. can confirm this. I could not even IMAGINE leaving a dog 12-16 hours without the chance to go outdoors.
When you are a dog owner, your life needs to revolve around your dog's needs. That means no more nightlife, after-work coffee, evening classes, trips to the gym, etc.--EVER--for your dog's entire 15+ year lifespan. Unless you can take the dog with you, of course! A responsible dog owner goes to work, comes home as quickly as humanly possible, and takes the dog for the first of several evening walks. People with long commutes (gone 9+ hours a day) shouldn't even own dogs unless they can make arrangements for somebody (neighbor, relative, pet-sitter, dog-walker) to take the dog out at lunchtime for a mid-day toilet break.
PLEASE do not subject any dog to going out once or twice a day. This is a form of torture for an animal whose natural desire is to keep their home spotless. Do *you* only use the toilet once or twice a day???
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