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Hello fellow fur lovers, my puppy is 2 months old, he is a teacup pomeranian and i love him to death. I got him on may 3 2020 and we have been best friends since. I have to leave the country unfortunately and go to Europe for 1 and a half or 2 months and i have to leave my pup with my trusted friend during that time. When i come back he will be 4 months old i spend every day with him and i will continue to spend time with him until I have to leave the end of may. Will he remember me when i come back? Will he get attached to my friend more and forget me? Do i have to leave some clothes of mine with him to remember my scent? I am deeply worried about him and how that will affect him.. the only reason i cannot bring him with me is because the vet told me he needs a rabies shot which he is too young for and all his vaccinations were not completed. These are some pictures of him ( when we got him the first day vs now. )
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Did you know you were going to be travelling when you got him?

You could try leaving something with your scent and that will help him settle in his foster home, to be honest such a young pup with someone else for 2 months..Yes he will get used to them and see them as his family. Yes when you get back he will most likely have to get used to you all over again, It will most likely work for him but its not ideal.
 

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2 months is a long time for a puppy. It will likely bond with your trusted friend.

I had my mini-schnauzer pup for about 8 days before I had to leave. I was working on a contract (6 year) in China. I got my pup at the 3 year point. We were just getting through the pup's adjustment to my home when my mother became gravely ill. She passed away a few days later. I left my pup with a good friend to return to the USA. I was gone for 13 days for funeral and estate dissolution.

Just in the short 13 days......we had to restart the adjustment. Today, my dog is now 4 years old and we are strongly bonded.

After 2 months, I'd expect the pup to consider you a stranger. You will likely need to restart at square one.
 

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One of the good things about puppies is that they are adaptable. Yes, he will likely get attached to your friend. He will probably be just as happy to get reattached to you when you get home and he is living with you again.
 

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Just have to say that is one cute puppy.

Yes, for the puppy when you return, it's going to be like getting adopted into a new home. Not ideal, but he'll adjust.
 

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Did you know you were going to be travelling when you got him?

You could try leaving something with your scent and that will help him settle in his foster home, to be honest such a young pup with someone else for 2 months..Yes he will get used to them and see them as his family. Yes when you get back he will most likely have to get used to you all over again, It will most likely work for him but its not ideal.
No i had no idea i was going to leave when i got him, it happened unexpectedly unfortunately...i just dont know how i can leave with him because right now with corona virus going on the airports and some hotels in Europe do not allow pets
 

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2 months is a long time for a puppy. It will likely bond with your trusted friend.

I had my mini-schnauzer pup for about 8 days before I had to leave. I was working on a contract (6 year) in China. I got my pup at the 3 year point. We were just getting through the pup's adjustment to my home when my mother became gravely ill. She passed away a few days later. I left my pup with a good friend to return to the USA. I was gone for 13 days for funeral and estate dissolution.

Just in the short 13 days......we had to restart the adjustment. Today, my dog is now 4 years old and we are strongly bonded.

After 2 months, I'd expect the pup to consider you a stranger. You will likely need to restart at square one.
This made me very sad, im deeply sorry for what happened and my condolences about your mother, i am also very sad to hear he wont remember me.. There might be a possibility that i stay for only 1 month but im hoping i can somehow bring him with me.
 

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One of the good things about puppies is that they are adaptable. Yes, he will likely get attached to your friend. He will probably be just as happy to get reattached to you when you get home and he is living with you again.
This gave me a little hope, im hoping that he will still be excited with me when i come back did not see him for a month
 

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Just have to say that is one cute puppy.

Yes, for the puppy when you return, it's going to be like getting adopted into a new home. Not ideal, but he'll adjust.
I will be with him for about a month it will be before i have to leave and then i will be gone for another month.. so it makes me very sad he'll have to adjust back again.. but thank you!! He's very sweet :)
 

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No i had no idea i was going to leave when i got him, it happened unexpectedly unfortunately...i just dont know how i can leave with him because right now with corona virus going on the airports and some hotels in Europe do not allow pets
Youre right its difficult enough to travel across town here right now and in the Netherlands our lockdown has not been as bad as many places, but vets and kennels are really strict about who they see so I doubt you would be able to access them if you were to bring him.. Hotels differ from country to country but again its difficult to even find a hotel thats open right now let alone one that allows dogs. Ive just re -read your post I dont think they would even let you travel with a pup that young???

So youre going to have to make the best of it with your friend. Try leaving some of your old clothes with her and let her use them as his snuggle blanket tyr wearing an old tshirt in bed for a couple of nights then put it in a sealed bag so the scent stays 'fresh' do this with 3 or 4 shirts and she could put a new one out each week while youre gone , that might help him recognise you when you get back. Lay out a routine for your friend that you want to follow with him so that when you come back it doesnt tip his whole world upside down.

Ive adopted dogs at a year old and they have always adjusted to me. So I dont think that will be a problem I just hope your friend doesnt teach him any bad habits while youre gone!
 

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Youre right its difficult enough to travel across town here right now and in the Netherlands our lockdown has not been as bad as many places, but vets and kennels are really strict about who they see so I doubt you would be able to access them if you were to bring him.. Hotels differ from country to country but again its difficult to even find a hotel thats open right now let alone one that allows dogs. Ive just re -read your post I dont think they would even let you travel with a pup that young???

So youre going to have to make the best of it with your friend. Try leaving some of your old clothes with her and let her use them as his snuggle blanket tyr wearing an old tshirt in bed for a couple of nights then put it in a sealed bag so the scent stays 'fresh' do this with 3 or 4 shirts and she could put a new one out each week while youre gone , that might help him recognise you when you get back. Lay out a routine for your friend that you want to follow with him so that when you come back it doesnt tip his whole world upside down.

Ive adopted dogs at a year old and they have always adjusted to me. So I dont think that will be a problem I just hope your friend doesnt teach him any bad habits while youre gone!
thank you so much for your input i really appreciate you replying back to me, and yes he is very young about 11 weeks so it is a problem and he's too young to travel.. and its really strict in the states as well im in vegas right now and its not too bad but i just wont be able to fly with him at all, ill have to leave him with my friend but im just very worried how she takes care of him... im going to leave him with some of my clothes and seal them in a zip lock bag so its fresh ... im just worried because i know hes going to be stressed.
 
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