I am undergoing a total knee replacement next week - fun, fun As a single person, I don't have a spouse or partner to help me out. Fortunately, my sister is coming from out of state to stay with me for a couple of weeks, but she has limited experience with dogs. Also, fortunately, my friends in rescue have volunteered to take in my Shelties while I recover. Animals were specifically addressed in my joint education class. Not only are they a tripping hazard, but the home health team mentioned that they have been bitten by dogs while trying to care for their patients. Again, my dogs will be safe, but it got me to thinking . . . What would you do with your pets, if you were unable to care for them temporarily?