Going to stay with sister for vacation. Dog/kitten issue.

posted 2 years ago in Pets
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think it’s rude to bring pets when you are staying at someone else’s home, unless they specifically suggest it.

If the sister doesn’t want the dog, stay at your Mom’s house.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m assuming your sister was okay with you bringing your dog before she got the cat. It’s unfair to both animals for them to be around each other if they’ve never met before. Stay at your mom’s.

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

spearmint :  It’s not your job to make your sister happy.

Things have changed at her house. She has a new kitten and you admitted your dog has never been around one.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I’d stay at your mother’s or board your dog. It’s her house so she gets to decide if your dog is welcome. My in-laws always travel with their dog but we told them to leave the dog at home after we got a couple cats. Once the cats got older we welcomed the dog back on visits. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

spearmint :  She’ll get over it. While she has the right to say the dog can’t stay there, she can’t dictate you board the dog if you don’t want to. 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just stay at your moms then.  I don’t see what the problem is.  Why can’t a dog stay in the sae place as a cat??  My coworker had no issues dog sitting my 110 lb dog and he has a 15 lb little dog and a cat  that had never met mine and they all got along great.   Dogs and cats are capable of getting along just fine.  Not every dog wants to tear cats heads off like they do in cartoons or wahtever.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I deal with this with my future in-laws. Do not stay with your sister, because I doubt you’d be comfortable there. Just bring your dog and stay with your mother.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

pinkshoes :  You never know how they are going to react to one another though. Introductions can sometimes take weeks. It’s not worth the stress to the animals for a four-day vacation.

If it was me, I would stay at my mom’s or at a pet-friendly hotel. Easy solution.

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

courtneysokal :  No, but if its that important for her to stay there, then it shouldn’t be taht unreasonable to even make an introduction. It could go great and everyone is happy, or if not, then leave and stay somewhere else with the dog.  It’s not that big a deal imo and no reason to just forbid the dog off the bat. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

pinkshoes :  Well we only have one side of the story here. There may be legitimate reasons why the sister doesn’t want to have the dog staying there. It’s her house at the end of the day… No dog allowed? Then go somewhere else if boarding isn’t an option.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I can’t blame her for not wanting the dog at her place. Cats are territorial and protective of their home. Just because your dog would be fine does not mean the kitten would be. Plus, what if the kitten got too playful or angry and scratched your dog?

If you want to be with your dog then stay with your parents. Your sister will get over it  

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

An alternative to a kennel is rover.com. I use it whenever I need to go out of town and it’s been great! People sign up on the site to babysit pets in their homes, they go through a vetting process before they’re allowed to accept clients. I now have 2 sitters on there that I use regularly and they keep me updated throughout my dog’s stay with pictures. 

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