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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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Larry S.
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Feb 27, 2009

Volunteering at a shelter would help you a lot. Even if you can't be with your own dog at least you know you are helping others. Besides it is a lot of fun!

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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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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Feb 26, 2009

Oh no, that must be really hard!! Maybe someone can take videos of your dog and email them to you so you can watch your dog in action. Obviously nothing is as good as being with your dog but maybe that would help in the meantime.

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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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