Expat Pets

Because we travel pretty frequently, and have a pet, things get a little difficult sometimes. When we leave for Finland in the summer for two months, where do we put the dog? Personally I noticed with the kennels here is that the pets have restricted movement and sit in their cages for the majority of the day with little social contact with other dogs or human beings. We happen to have adopted one very social toy poodle. She absolutely loathes complete solitude and gets rather upset when we leave her at the house while running errands or shopping, and also we’ve trained her to relieve herself outside in the grass rather than inside on newspaper, which is what they use at the kennels. Having her use newspaper for the two months we’re in Finland might pretty much undo most of our training efforts.Because of this, we found a place for her to stay with a colleague of my dads over the summer.Most preferable would be taking her with us to Finland on the summer holiday, but if we did, she’d be forced to stay in quarantine for three weeks, and then upon returning to Singapore she would have to stay in quarantine again. It kills to leave her, she’s like the baby of the family.

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5 Responses to Expat Pets

  1. lucindalines says:

    I totally understand what you are saying about hating to leave your puppy. She is adorable. I would hate leaving her. We have cats, and moving was really hard on them as they can’t go outside unless on a leash.

    • Thank you! 🙂 It feels very strange to not have her with us, once you get used to having them around it’s hard to be without them. I know what you mean, our dog has only a little patch of grass to run around on, otherwise she has to be on a leash too.

  2. That is the most adorable little dog EVER!

    I’ve often considered having a pet- I’d really love to have a cat- but the practicalities of keeping pets when traveling so often or moving abroad makes it difficult. Having to find a place for it to stay or dealing with all the regulations of bringing it to another country is very prohibitive. Sad. 😦

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Can I know what camera are you using?

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