Bees with Dogs-Who took care of your dog on your wedding day?

posted 2 months ago in Pets
Post # 2
5663 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

hunting_bride :  We had a shorter timeline so we were able to just come home. I think yours is fine. Yes, he’ll be in there longer than normal, but it’s only one day. Or is he able to roam the house just in case he does need to potty? That 2nd shift in the kennel is a little lengthy, but I think we’ve done 9 hours on a work day before. Would you want to call someone else to come between 2-11? Like from or somewhere? And he’s adorbs, by the way!!

Post # 2
522 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

When we had our engagement party (including set up and travel, we were out of the house 2pm-1am), a trusted neighbor let our dog out. Do you have a neighbor you’re on ok terms with that would do it? It was perfect since everyone close to us was at the party and couldn’t do it.

Post # 3
2 posts
  • Wedding: August 2017

No judgement here!  If your pup is used to being in his kennel for a long period of time, then I think this would be ok.  I have left my crate-loving greyhound in hers for 9-10 hours on extreme occassion.  Is there anyone that could let your dog out at 11pm if you and your partner end up going to an after party, or staying late during breakdown? 

PS, your pup is adorable.

Post # 4
188 posts
Blushing bee

Sounds good to me!

I would say either have your sister (or one of the usuals) take a break somewhere around 7-9pm to go let him out then go back to the wedding. Or if one of the people who usually watch him are leaving around 9pm to go let him out for you. 

Post # 5
305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Can a neighbor walk your dog for you? Or do you have a dog walking company/pet sitter you can hire for the day?

Post # 6
1601 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I would hire a dog walker to come for 30 minutes in the afternoon, for your peace of mind if nothing else!

Post # 7
1432 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

We travelled overseas for our wedding and put our dog in boarding kennels, but he is a desexed male and I see that boarding is not an option for you. Could you walk him in the morning then hire a dog walker for an afternoon walk and evening feed (if your dog eats twice a day)? 

Post # 10
6168 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

hunting_bride :  I would look for a reputable dog walking/sitting service. Maybe ask at your vet? I know a lot of the tech’s and front desk girls at my vets office pet/house sit.

My girls and I got ready at my house, so we were home all day until it was time to leave for the ceremony. My dog was in our wedding, so she rode to the ceremony on the trolley with us. After pictures my MOH’s babysitter came to pick up her kids (our RB & FG) and she also took our dog and dropped her off at our house and fed her dinner. Our dog has a dog door and we have a fenced yard, so a dog walker isn’t an issue for us.

We used to be crazy OCD about who watched our dog too. To the point when I needed to go out of town I would drive our dog 8 hours to my ILs house, and usually fly out of the airport closest to them. Over the years we’ve realized that things like that aren’t reasonable and we’ve made it a point to make good solid contacts for local dog/house sitters.

Post # 11
1218 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Why does it matter if your dog is isolated from the other dogs at the boarding kennel?  He won’t be with other dogs if he was at home.  And if he is boarded, then your sister will not have to leave your wedding, and at least someone will be letting him out regularly. Honestly, I would never even allow my dogs to be put together with random other dogs I haven’t met while at a kennel, but that is just me.  For what it is worth, I boarded my dogs for the weekend of my wedding, then my SIL stayed at my house to watch them during our honeymoon.

Post # 12
118 posts
Blushing bee

Are there people you slightly know threw other people that are not going to the wedding that might be okay with watching the dog for the day? The daughter of my FMIL’s boyfriend was getting married and my FI and I looked after their dog on the day. So maybe friends of your parents or sister? These are often people that don’t expect to be invited to wedding but would love to help if anything was needed. 

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