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

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
7811 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Well, she can’t have it both ways. She can have you with your dog or you can stay at your mom’s with your dog. Give her some space to have her tantrum and get over it. My dogs have never been allowed at my sister’s house either and it has limited our visits. That’s life. 

If your sister is like this about a dog I can’t imagine how she’ll act if she has children…

Post # 17
2452 posts
Buzzing bee

Just tell her you aren’t willing to board your dog. We are either stating at your house with the dog or staying at your mothers. She will have to deal one way or the other. If she really doesn’t want your dog there then she will just have to deal with you staying at your moms. 

Post # 18
2546 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

She can 100% ask that you not bring your dog over… BUT telling oyu what to do with your dog beyond that is out of line. I’ve never kenneled my dog due to her anxiety & a holiday weekend with fireworks & crazy sounds/smells is likely going to be alot for your dog to handle if they also have separation anxiety… I would just stop talking to her about the matter, tell her the dog won’t be at her home as she requested & leave it there… Sidenote- she is gonna be a lil cray cray when she has real kiddos! 

Post # 19
382 posts
Helper bee

I have a different opinion than most. Our family knows, if it is somewhere most people bring their kids, we will bring our dogs. I ALWAYS ask first to make sure they are okay with dogs. But we have not gone on trips if our dogs weren’t welcome. We have a dutch shepherd mix (about 65lbs) and a german shepherd mix (about 90lbs). Our german shepherd is a therapy dog so nobody minds him coming. And now our family even looks forward to them coming! We had to earn this though. Our dogs are trained well and listen to us 99% of the time. We know not everyone loves our dogs as much as us, but that’s the same for children. The most recent family joke is that our dogs are better behaved than most of the children in the family! 

If I was you, I’d tell your sister that you will stay at your moms as you aren’t comfortable leaving your dog alone in a new place. Just be stern about it. Or suggest that you come with a crate or baby gate to separate your dog from the kitten if it’s necessary. 

Post # 21
1965 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

“I’m either staying at moms and bringing my dog, or I will not be coming at all. Which one do you want?”

I refuse to board my dogs. I’ve heard too many stories of things that go wrong. My Fiance aunt used to be fine with our dogs until they got one that HATES our dogs and anger pees when she sees them. We will no longer stay a weekend. We drive down, we drive back. She made us put our dogs outside in Dec once. It was freezing and I have a boxer, he can’t be outside like that. So, I sat ourside with them. Treat my dogs like that, you’re treating me like that. 

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