Oh my goodness. I am sure that scared you. Poor sweet Apollo. In our new home, and there are leash laws, we have a split rail fence adjoing 6 neighbors. We were used to 5 acres in off the road in
Calvert in the woods. When Daisy goes out, there is one dog that is trying to tear the fence down to get to her. It makes me fearful, and never want to let her out, but that is not normal. It doesn't matter if you are traveling, or staying at home. There are always risks. Happy travels. I love reading about them.