Welcome to the forum Maria and Emily!!! bondoso! This is a hard question to answer...a 10 hr.flight is going to be tough on little Emily, but so is a 13 day separation from you! Do you have any friends or family in the area that you trust that could house-sit for you while you're gone? I know there are a lot of pet-sitting business's that are bonded and will go into your home and walk and feed her 3 times a day..that way she's in her own environment...not sure what they charge, and we've never used them...any good neighbors you can trust that might be willing to walk her and play with her? We too are planning to travel to Brazil next summer to visit friends and will have the same dilemma...only with two dogs. :shock: :shock: (hence the 'bondoso'...I'm trying my best to learn Portugese before we go..hahaha)...anyway, if what I just mentioned doesn't work out, then I guess I would lean toward leaving her at a daycare/camp if you can find one...Good luck!! And remember..it's harder on us than it is on them!!!! :wink: And keep us posted!