Post # 1
…has been crying for 3 days straight. The poor thing is back with the former husband-half of a recently divorced neighbor couple. I assume she has gone on vacation and left the kids and dog with him for the week.
The dog has been distressed and crying/whining non-stop and as far as I can tell he only comes out to give it food and then goes back inside. Today it is raining, and I suppose the dog doesn’t like rain. He has an outdoor kennel with a dog house, where the dog used to always stay when they were together, but I’m sure his wife was the main caretaker before beause he straight up ignores the poor thing all day/night now that she is not there.
I’m equal parts angry at him, sorry for the dog, and just plain tired if hearing it cry. It was REALLY bad the other night when we had people over for a bbq… the dog was so loud and obnoxious that all our friends thought it was OUR dog crying to get out of the basement (he was actually sleeping).
I am about to send FI over to tell the asshat neighbor to bring his dog in out of the rain and actually walk it for once. In between howls and whale-like cries, it barks at anyone who passes by. The poor animal should be inside for it’s own mental health as well as for my sanity!
Post # 3
Uhg that sucks. As a dog lover I always feel so bad for them in these situations, but after a while it just gets so annoying. If you know the neighbor isn’t going to react crazy I would have FI go and talk to him. Just in a casual way like “Hey not sure if you noticed but your dog has been making a lot of noise, we can hear it pretty loud from our place.” And depending on how bad it is, you could call the police or other local authorities with an anonymous request for them to check in on it. They probably won’t do anything but if they knock on the door it could shame neighbor into actually being a better pet parent. But that is a last resort option.
Post # 4
Call your neighbor and ask about the noise. I would be pissed too, but the first step is to politely comment about it and see if he does anything to fix the situation.
Post # 5
Would you be open to the idea of looking after the god for a bit? I’d approach him and say something like: “hey… I see you’re looking after Fluffykins, I’m guessing by his howling that he’s not a fan of the great outdoors… our dog would love to have a playmate for a couple of days, would it be ok if he came over to stay with us for a bit?”
If you’re not keen on that, just be honest and tell hte neighbour that it’s upsetting to you, and to your dog to hear the constant barking/howling, and ask if he can please take the dog inside for the bulk of the day.
If THAT doesn’t work, make a noise complaint.