Do you sit 10 week old puppies

asked 2014-12-22 10:03:34 -0600

I am going to sum river but our long awaited puppy arrives just before we leave She is a 10 week basset I am thinking it would be better to leave her home then take her with our other dogs

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Rover do not require their pet sitters to vet clients for current updated shot records so I would not trust my partially vaccinated puppy under 16 weeks old To use this service if you care about your pet’s overall health. Parvo is airborne and it can thrive on any surface for up to three years. Parv

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answered 2016-05-05 12:35:28 -0600

If the puppy is 10 weeks, it hasn't received the full course of Parvo innoculations. This is a dangerous, deadly disease. You should make sure that the sitter has taken precautions....such as all dogs have been vaccinated, and there has been no history of Parvo. Parvo can survive for a months in the soil, grass, etc. so it's a danger if an infected dog pooped or peed in the yard.

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answered 2014-12-25 02:54:00 -0600

Finding someone who is a puppy pro and home during the day is essential, but definitely better than taking a tiny pup on a trip!

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answered 2014-12-22 11:51:58 -0600

And then be sure to message the sitters you're interested in with the specific info - personally, I take puppies, but I also require dogs to be house trained and able to go at least 4 hours between potty breaks, which means I couldn't take in such a young dog. This info, if the sitter has filled it out, is also shown on their profile.

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answered 2016-05-05 23:50:36 -0600

I personally don't for a few reasons. 1. Potty training is near impossible in an enviorment with other dogs 2. The puppies immune system isn't quite ready in my opinion 3. I feel the puppy should be bonding with their owners at that age, and they are at an important stage in their mental development. Puppies of that age can develop phobias very easily at that critics age of 8-12 weeks.

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answered 2014-12-22 11:37:44 -0600

Hi Cheryl,

Rover does indeed provide dog sitting services for puppies, but not all sitters are open to this. When searching for a sitter, be sure to apply the "Puppy Care" filter to your search.


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answered 2016-05-24 15:37:02 -0600

I take puppies as young as 8 weeks old. However, depending on who else I have booked at the time, a young puppy may or may not be the right fit at my house.

  1. Make sure all the dogs have been vaccinated! Since your pup is not fully vaccinated yet, herd immunity is your best friend.
  2. Make sure there's no history of Parvo, worms, or intestinal parasites in the yard.
  3. Does the sitter know what to look for when it comes to intestinal parasites and other illnesses that a puppy is susceptible to?
  4. With a puppy so young, cleanliness is important. Mud on the floor on a rainy day is to be expected.... but is poop picked up, water bowl clean, household items / food picked up off the floor, etc?
  5. Can the sitter properly contain your puppy? Whether that means crating while not able to directly supervise or gating off puppy in a safe room.
  6. Is the sitter able to work with potty training, crate training, and basic obedience?
  7. What is the longest that the puppy would be left alone?
  8. Do the kids in the house know how to treat dogs well?
  9. Are resident dogs and other guests dogs booked tolerant of puppies?

Personally, I love caring for young puppies. I do require them to be up-to-date on their vaccinations. They also must bring their own crate and puppy pads.

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answered 2014-12-26 11:08:33 -0600

We used to sit puppies. Now we will only sit puppies for existing clients that get a new pup.

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answered 2014-12-25 15:36:55 -0600

I sit puppies. I have an enclosed patio that the puppies stay in. It is puppy-proof! I had a litter of ten puppies in there at one time. I would be happy to sit your puppy!

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Absolutely not my pet likes to be inside preferably laying in the couch or under my legs

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answered 2016-05-27 04:39:32 -0600

Personally, I do not keep dogs that young simply because of the parvo possibility. Puppies that young cannot have their full vaccinations at that age and parvo is deadly to all dogs around the pup and it spreads super fast. It is just not worth it to me!

That being said, I have kept a 16 week puppy with proof of vaccinations but rarely do. The potty issue alone is difficult enough as, like someone said, with other dogs you can barely teach them. They also require a LOT of time and attention and I just do not have that individual time to focus since I keep several dogs at one time.

It is a personal decision, of course, but just too much of a chance for me.

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