It's looking like the 5-days-a-week gig in Foster City won't happen after all ("they don't have their act together yet") and it might be replaced by a contract that requires perhaps a day a week up at Alameda. That looks pretty good compared to 5 days way out of town. Amazing how a good scare can change your perspective. I still have to figure out what to do with the puppy while I'm gone. With the Foster City site, I might have been able to drop off the puppy with a kindly co-worker in Mt. View, but Alameda is in entirely the opposite direction.
There was no shade anywhere near the Foster City site, so no chance of me taking the dog with me and taking frequent breaks to run her around. If I remember the Alameda site correctly, there is in fact shade, so that's a possibility--leave her in the car in her crate in the shade and take her out every 2 or 3 hours. I mean, she sleeps through the night so she's capable of being in for much longer, I think.
This isn't definite yet, either, but they think they'll know perhaps later today or tomorrow.