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autolight12 · 23/07/2015 18:25

a friend is going on holiday , leaving two dogs at home , he is going to ask someone to pop in every day in the morning to unlock the dog flap ,put food out and top up water , then go back later to lock flap for the night , has any one else done this or do you think it is unreasonable .

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StillStayingClassySanDiego · 23/07/2015 18:27

Very very unreasonable and awful for the dogs.

Tell him he's a twat and you'll have to report him for neglect.


Bostin · 23/07/2015 18:27

My parents used to leave our dog alone. He would be visited, fed and walked twice a day. I wouldn't do it though


Sirzy · 23/07/2015 18:29

Our neighbour does this. The poor dog barked non stop most days. We reported it to the RSPCA last time, no idea if they did anything hopefully when they next go away they will sort proper care.


StillStayingClassySanDiego · 23/07/2015 18:29

What happens if that person can't help, falls ill, has an accident?

What about the dogs then?


ilovechristmas1 · 23/07/2015 18:30

hes being very selfish and neglectful

poor dogs,they need human company,walks etc etc


confusedandemployed · 23/07/2015 18:31

No no no no no YANBU. Poor, poor animals.

However if they are visited a minimum of once in 24 hours the RSPCA won't do anything. Apparently this is acceptable treatment of living beings Hmm


MrsMummyPig · 23/07/2015 18:32

I don't have a dog so maybe very wrong here but to me it doesn't really sound much different to the amount of attention they would get if they were in an animal shelter. Its not ideal but as long as the person can be trusted to turn up everyday to check on them and feed them and its not a three month plus round the world trip I think its probably ok.


autolight12 · 23/07/2015 18:33

they wont be taken out for walks , it will be 5 minutes to sort food and water and unlock or lock up , it is for 7 days .

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woowoo22 · 23/07/2015 18:34



silverglitterpisser · 23/07/2015 18:37

Cruel but meets "minimum expected standards" apparently Sad Hmm .


Icimoi · 23/07/2015 18:38

Can they get exercise via the dog flap?


TheWitTank · 23/07/2015 18:39

I wouldn't do it with my two. Five minutes outside here and there just isn't enough. When you commit to having dogs, you take on the expense and inconvenience as well as the nice bits. Just paid £500 plus for my two to be in kennels for two weeks while we are away ShockWine. I know they will be looked after, walked and will have "play time" for 2 x half an hour per day. I can check up on them online too. You get pets, you look after them properly.


VenusVanDamme · 23/07/2015 18:39

Awful Hmm no way I could do this to DDog, he stays with family or comes with us if not going abroad.


TheWitTank · 23/07/2015 18:41

Is he expecting the dogs to cross their legs the entire day between their five minute dash outside?! Fucking hell.


TheAnswerIsYes · 23/07/2015 18:42

Reasonable for a cat, not for a dog.


piddlemakesmegiggle · 23/07/2015 18:42

We decided when we bought a dog that we would only go on holiday/away if she could come with us. Even a stay in a hotel has to be in a dog friendly place with us going for breakfast in shifts.

People should not have animals if they aren't prepared to change their lifestyles to accommodate them.


Backforthis · 23/07/2015 18:43

Your friend is a cunt.


Cat2014 · 23/07/2015 18:43

Cat - ok, but dog - no way!


autolight12 · 23/07/2015 18:43

there is a garden , the dog flap will be open from about 8am till 10 pm .they are barkers so i doubt the neighbours will be happy .

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Battleshiphips · 23/07/2015 18:44

I wouldn't do it. Our dog either comes with us or my dsis doggy sits for us if we are going with FIL as he is not a doggy person.


MrsMummyPig · 23/07/2015 18:48

What if they escaped? I would be concerned about that. No one would notice they were gone for hours and even then, would this person be bothered to go out to look for them at 10pm if he had only popped in to feed them?


TheWitTank · 23/07/2015 18:51

Way to piss off the neighbours and I imagine the garden will be just delightful with a holiday time amount of dog shit build up.
Poor dogs.


ClashCityRocker · 23/07/2015 18:54

No, it's not fair on the dogs...

And not particularly secure either.

I would have thought the dogs would be quite distressed by it. Serves him right if they chew up the house.

Unfortunately, I suspect the rspca would not be interested as they have food, water, shelter and opportunity to exercise.

It's still a shitty way to treat an animal though.


autolight12 · 23/07/2015 18:55

dont think they thought about if the person never turned up through illness or them escaping , i wouldnt leave mine and just thought it wrong , but i know everyone has different views .

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woowoo22 · 23/07/2015 19:53

Did you say anything to your pal? Awful way to treat a pet.

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