I've always loved animals growing up on a farm and after re-homing my Bracco Italiano Betty I understand all animals have quirky characters and how important love, compassion and understanding is.
From first hand experience I know that going away is always a worrying time for a dog owner. I can assure you that your pooch will be pampered and loved just the way you like and they are used to (when dropping Betty off at our dog sitter we left notes that she likes to be tucked in at night with her blanket!).
I work from home so they would only ever be left alone for short periods of time. We live a short walk from Saltwell Park and often go to beamish for longer walks in the countryside.
Whilst you're away I will keep you updated with pictures and texts to let you know how they're getting on.
Our home is nice and big with lots of rooms, so if your dog prefers to have alone time they can curl up in a nice comfy bed and sleep or if they prefer to be close to us humans all the time that's also fine. We have a secure garden which is dog friendly.