THE PEOPLE IN YOUR DOG’S ENVIRONMENT
Let’s say you’re going to be traveling and will be leaving your dog at a boarding facility. Or perhaps someone’s going to stay at your home to pet-sit in your absence, or simply come by a few times a day to walk him, feed him, and pay him some attention.
No matter what the situation, it’s imperative that you leave good contact information so the dog sitter has the best chance of reaching you should an emergency arise. Equally important is leaving information and instructions should you not be found.
Apprise the people taking care of your dog in your absence of any medical conditions he has and what to watch out for. In addition, leave instructions for what to do in the event of the unexpected. It’s extremely difficult for someone else to make the decision to put your dog to sleep.