Pat, I have only asked them once to care for my dogs it was emergency and I had to be away for the weekend. I came home and found my guys had gotten bored and broken the child safety locks off my kitchen cabinets. The neighbors had made some attempt to clean it up but I know better now.
Another frustration is the 3rd dog they have in their house THEY had promised to keep of someone elses for 4 of the 10 days they are gone. I was worried this person didn't know I would be minding her dog. I got her contact info and gave her a heads up, but not a lot she can do about it as she is out of state. I have only met this 3rd dog once. And until I asked a few minutes ago my neighbor had not given me any info about the dogs care. I had to ask… does the dog get crated at night, what is its feeding schedule, how much food, and behavior problems, medications etc.... She thought I was being a little too uptight with my questions.
her responses...When does the dog get feed? Answer In the morning or evening whenever I remember. Where does the dog get fed? Answer, In the crate. Where is the Crate? Answer, in the bedroom. How much do you feed the dog? Answer slightly rounded bowl full. Is there a reason you feed the dog in the crate? Answer she's a picky eater. UGH!!
Really it was like an interrogation.
I'm just really used to more effort. I have a printed care page with feeding schedule, contact info,(mine, the vet) list of commands they should know as well as a release form for medical care.Stating the person caring for my dogs during a certain time period has the authority to make emergency decsions for the health issue of my dogs.