friend going on holiday
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 .
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.
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 . 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.
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.
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.
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