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Boyfriend and I are talking about getting a place this summer with his cousin as our roomie. It would have to be 2 bedroom and allow dogs. Roy loves Henry and knows he's part of the package, but I'm a college student living at home and my parents are very attached to Henry also. I would not want to give up 'custody' of Henry and leave him full time with the 'rents, mostly because he's my boy, and I trained him and do all the exercise/care. I'd live someplace close enough I could still see mom and dad a lot, so I'm wondering if any of you have worked out a sharing arrangement with dogs before. Like Henry could spend weekends with his nana and poppy lol. What do y'all think?
 

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With our old dog, she used to go back and forth between two homes. Monday-Thursday she would stay with my family and I, and Friday-Sunday, she would spend with the grandparents. She had no problems at all with the arrangement, and could settle easily in both homes. I think it really depends on the dog though.
 

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Jersey spends a lot of time with my Aunt. One day a week she goes to see her, plus whenever we go on vacation or even just out for the day. She adjusts really well to being in two places. It took her some time to get used to my Aunts house, but now it's her second home.
 

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My first beagle Benny was shared between my ex-husband and me until my ex finally gave him to me completely because of travel. He is CT and I am in NY so Ben would stay with him most of the time but would come to me for a few weeks at a time. It was pretty tough on all of us but that was because of the length of time apart. Benny made it thru okay but I was sure happy to get him full-time.

I used to get beagle-support $ too for the vet and food. Ben was like a child to us.
 

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It sounds like Henry will always have a welcome home at his disposal. How far are you going to be living from your parents'? If you're close enough you can obviously bring him over when you visit. Maybe even let him sleep over. And if you go out of town for any length of time you always have a place to take him.
 

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I would definitely live within 30 minutes of mom and dad! I'm an only child, what can I say. Tonight I was mowing the lawn and Henry was chilling in the house with dad. Actually he sat by a window and whined for me the WHOLE 45 minutes I was outside without him
I came in and dad was muttering under his breath, baby wants his momma!
 

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My girls aren't really what I would call shared but they do see alot of their Nannies and Aunty! My sister comes to my place every Friday night for tea and to help me take the girls out. Every Saturday we go to dog club for training which we do with my MIL. After club we then go to my Mum's. Sunday's we go to my Grandparents, then my MIL's and then my Mum's. Then later in the day my sister comes over to go for another walk.

They get lots of Nanny and Aunty time on the weekends!
 

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Wow, Henry is one lucky dog. You at least have a place for him when you are in art college or wish to go on trips. I'd say share.
 

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Wow, I am so glad to see a post about a sharing situation!

Totti belongs to me and my boyfriend, but my mom is probably more attached to him than anyone. I live at home and my boyfriend lives at college. He's graduating in two weeks, though, so he will be moving home. He mostly stays with me and my family and for a few days at a time every now and then my boyfriend will bring him to his place at school (which is where he is now until Friday- I miss him!). However his stepdad isn't too fond of having a dog in their house so in the summer Totti will be back with me and the rents again. Then on the weekends when his parents are at the beach Totti will stay with him at his parents' place. Sounds confusing but Totti is well adjusted in all three homes and knows where he last left his bone and toys, so as long as Totti can handle it, we can handle it! I just have to hear my mom say how much she misses him every day until he's back here!! But when I move in with my boyfriend a few years from now, my mom will definitely have some nights with him, I can't take him away from her. So yes, share Henry with your parents, it will be good for him too!
 
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