I was hospitalized last month for three weeks and strangers took care of them where I had been renting a room for only a week. They have MANY dogs (twelve, eleven of which are mostly excitable little dachsunds rescued from a puppy
mill that was shut down near here. They also have (as pets) sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, and a rescued raggedy turkey that wants to peck the dogs. Gidget was a nervous wreck when I came home but seemed to settle down immediately.