dibs wrote:i own 2 dogs right now: a border collie / black lab and a whippet. there's no way in hell i can not bring them with me. they have been such a huge part of my life for the last 2 years.
i have no idea how i'm going to make this work. but i'm going to.
Hey, how did it work with your BC/Lab mix? I am starting 1L this fall and I have a border collie/lab mix that is absolutely coming with me. He's probably 5-6 y/o (he's a rescue, former stray, so we don't know for sure) and has energy if you want to do something, but does not NEED to spend 1+ hrs at the dog park everyday anymore (taking him to a dog park on the weekends, then walks during the week will do).
Right now he is home from 7-3 or 4 everyday (I work), so if I am at class 9-5 everyday, that should be no problem. Are the evenings/nights THAT demanding that I can't take 1 or two 30 min chunks to take him for a walk? I'm strongly considering UTennessee because I hear that Knoxville is a VERY dog-friendly city (this is a HUUGGEE plus/detail) and it's a decent school with big time hoops and football programs. I figure that I'll probably just have to spend much of the little free time I have taking care of him, which is fair game. Here's to hoping I can find either a house with a fenced-in yard, an apt with a dog park, and/or a dog park with a bench and table. Killing two birds with one stone would be nice.