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Q: How does one handle seperation?

February 26, 2009 | By Darcy N. | 5 answers | Expired: 1958 days ago

Darcy N.

How do people handle being away from their pets? Like I'm at college...and I want my dog. I am not allowed to have him on campus, and I can't get an apartment right now. Hints for coping?

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Kara O.
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Feb 28, 2009

I know how it feels to miss your pets too. I had to be away from my cat and my younger brother gave me the best birthday present ever one year when he made a 30 minute video of my cat doing all sorts of different things throughout the week. I still treasure that video because it is now 19 years old and my sweet cat has long since passed.
I tried helping out at a shelter too and it was hard for me because I wanted to take them all home. Something that did help me was volunteering with one of the organizations that takes pets into retirement homes and assisted living homes. I met a lot of new people and it helped me by being around dogs and cats. Good luck in your college studies!

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Lauren R.
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Feb 27, 2009

It's tough to be away from your pets! They're your family. To help you cope, maybe you could volunteer at a local shelter to walk other dogs? It might help if you can spend time with other dogs, even though they're not yours, and definitely help out the shelter!!

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Goldy491
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Feb 26, 2009

I know it must be tough and I hope that they are getting attention and love that they probably miss without you. Maybe you can be reunited soon again and that will be great!

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