(Closed) My neighbor got a puppy

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

uh yeah, I would write a letter, that is unacceptable to get a puppy (especially that young) and have it alone all day.  She needs to have someone come in and take it out and provide it with exercise and attention throughout the day.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Poor thing ๐Ÿ™ The only reason we got a puppy was because I worked from home and was here all day to tend to him ๐Ÿ™

I’d definitely START with writing a letter. But I wouldn’t end it there.

It’s unacceptable.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would write a letter. Because for all she knows, the dog is fine and she should know the truth about her puppy’s condition. I agree she should have taken off work for at least the first week to be with the dog, but not everyone has that luxury so try to be nice and not too judgy in your letter. Try to offer some kind of help, like if you know of reputable dog sitting services or if you would be willing to come by and spend time with the puppy. But I agree that she should at least be told that her dog has been acting up in her absence.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Write a letter or talk to her in person. That’s so sad! Poor puppy!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

Outside of informing her that her dog is barking constantly and may be suffering separation anxiety I don’t think you can suggest that a stranger hire a dog walker.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Write a letter. That is so sad, its too young to be home by itself that long. Poor puppy!! She probably has no idea what is going on because she is at work, so the letter could be a good way to get her to understand what goes on when she is not home.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hate seeing that.  We had a similar situation but a bit more extreme.  Our neighbor got a puppy and he left him outside on the porch while he was gone overnight in the middle of the summer.  All the poor dog did was bark and cry.  After about 10 hours of barking another neighbor called the cops.  The puppy didnt even have a bowl of water and there was still nothing the cop could do about it because it hadn’t been going on long enough.  The first opportunity we had we approached the owner ourselves and worded thing carefully.  Some people just have zero common sense when it comes to animals.  I’d definately say something to her either in a little note or even face to face.  She really may have no idea.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@gogogiraffes: Upset like angry? Maybe she has no idea how to have a puppy. They are hard work. We’ve had two (we still have them, lol, they just aren’t puppies anymore) and while puppies have initial separation anxiety for a bit, they *should* calm down. Not go on for hours. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@gogogiraffes: Well I’m glad you mentioned something to her. Hopefully she will let the puppy play with yours. But honestly, it’s not a problem that she lets her puppy pee/poo inside the house. You have no idea what her puppy is doing inside. It may be walking all over the house, and just sad that he’s alone all the time. I’m not for cruelty with animals, but I don’t think what she is doing is cruel. Granted, I was with my puppy 24/7 when I got him because it was summer and I didn’t have a job. But most pet owners leave their dogs inside crates all day.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

@gogogiraffes: Doesn’t sound like it. There is really no point at being angry at a puppy who is scared and confused.

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