ALWAYS remember to leave a number where you can be reached while you are away. i htink most people usually remember to do so but we had a situation today at work where the local boarding kennel had a boarder get loose and the little dog got walloped by a car. the dog is beyond critical condition and most likely wont make it through the night and the kennel owner has no way to reach the owners of the dog. the dogs owners never left a number where they can be reached, the kennel never asked for one, and the woners wont be back for their dog for another 4 days. it also would be a good idea to give your vets office a heads up that you are going away and who is caring for your dog and that if anything should happen you will or will not authorize treatment fro your pet. that is especially helpful if you have a pet sitter caring for your animal.
i know sometimes cell phones wont work in certain areas and if thats a possibility then leave a number of a close relative or friend that has the power to make decisions for your pets care.
it seems like such a nothing of a thing to have to remember but it happens that people will forget to leave a number and murphy's law always plays out with the ones you didnt get that number for. =(
Every boarding place I've ever used always asked for my vets number as well as a contact number for me. Surprised that one hadnt asked the owner. That will be very sad for them when they come back...poor people.
Oh, that's so sad. Anytime we leave our dogs at the kennel (which also happens to be our vet's office) we not only leave our cell phones and the number for where we'll be - but we also give them Grandma and Grandpa's phone number. With our older dog - we know that he could get sick anytime - if for some reason he should get sick - I would want someone he knows to be able to come see him and heaven forbid be there if he needed to be put to sleep.
Guess I'm just lucky-where we take Maggie once a week for doggy day camp IS my vet! But even so, when we signed her up for it, we had to sign a form and give information, which included our home phone number and work phone numbers. I would have expected that to be standard at any boarding facility. That's really too bad about the dog.
Thanks for posting that! I have been meaning to give my Mom's number to the place we board our dogs sometimes. Ya never know when your cell will work or not and I always worry about this happening. Thanks for the reminder, sent all info off to them already.