Are you a high maintenance dog owner? Do you like playing fetch more than your dog? Below are examples of a high maintenance dog owner. I “might” resemble all of these. Please read through to the end and let me know which ones sound like you. This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish.
Are you a high maintenance dog owner?
1. You hire a dog sitter if you’re going to be gone more than a few hours.
2. You leave detailed ‘dog care’ instructions for the dog sitter, along with pre-portioned food and treats.
3. You check in with the dog sitter almost hourly for an update. You text instead of call, because somehow that seems less manic.
4. You have security cameras in your home, but not because you are worried about being robbed. It’s so you can check a live feed of your dogs whenever you want. (Yes, I do this.)
5. While traveling you require daily pics of your fur babies, and show them to all of your traveling companions who “awwww” in unison, while secretly thinking you’re nuts. That is if you don’t take your dog on vacation with you.
6. When you wake up in that lonely hotel room bed, you find yourself looking around for that furry little bundle of joy that’s usually snuggled up beside you.
7. You like playing fetch more than your dog.
8. Even though you are not a morning person, you schedule your pup for the 8AM zoom groom at the groomers, to get groomed straight through, because your dog doesn’t like being placed in kennel.
9. You share your dog’s background and preferences with the groomer. That same person who has groomed your dog once a month for the last 3 years. Just in case she has forgotten.
10. You have a dog bed in every room of your home, regardless that the dogs sleep in your bed at night.
11. You own a dog stroller.
12. You start shopping for your dog’s Halloween costume in July.
13. Your dog has a wardrobe that rivals your kids closet.
14. You subject your dog to hours of petting and belly rubs, because YOU love it so much.
15. Your home is adorned with many photos of your dogs.
16. Your dog has his own recliner. (Yes, Winston has his own recliner.)
17. If your pup doesn’t feel like getting off the couch, you bring the treats to her. You might even spoon feed her dinner on occasion. (Don’t judge. Fionna deserves it.)
18. Because you love your dog so much, you feed them only the best. That’s why my two pups, Winston and Fionna, only eat Rachael Ray Nutrish dog food.
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I dont have a dog. I AM a high maintenance owner, hence why we had to decide against a pup.
Lisa Favre says
Wow! I never realized how much Rachael Ray donated… what an incredible woman. I must say, your pup is super adorable.
Your list is so funny! We are not high maintaince doc owners at all lol!
I don’t have a dog, but I’ve been reading up and want to move where I can have one. I have to say, I can tell that I’ll be a high maintenance dog owner for sure! Cute post!