(Closed) Positives of being pet-free? AKA No dog allowed in rental :(

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

sometimes i would like a dog but then i think about the hours at work i spend each day and the travel we do and its not fair to the little thing to be left most of the day/weeks at a time

other things i dont have to worry about:

vet and grooming bills
picking up warm just out of the butt dog poop while walking
neighbours complaining about barking dog
chewing everything and anything

hope these help

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Whats the point of having a dog if you are going to leave it outside? 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Seattlebride2012:  *cough* for some of us dogs are suppose to be outside – not everyone believes dogs belong in the house/on the furniture/bed etc

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

No hair everywhere!

For a dog, you don’t have to take it out in the rain or snow or cold or when you’re tired!

No chance of accidents!

Save the money you would have spent on vet, food, toys, supplies, etc.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

@banana_anna:  dont forget we are in australia and dont get extreme temps (like snow) so i wonder if thats why we are more open to dogs being outside pets that some of our US counterparts

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

A lot of people, myself included, recognize that dogs are pack animals and lead a much less happy existence when left alone outside.  I’d be more inclined to accept an outside-dog if he had a companion or two out there. 

As for benefits? No fur. More spontaneous trips. No vet bills.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know. Being pet free is very helpful in the budget but also in the whole renting thing. It has been a challenge to find a place that will take my FI’s dog.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I agree that dogs, (with the exception of working dogs) need to be indoor pets.  I do agree with you, eloping, that they shouldn’t be on the bed, but that’s more for training reasons.  But since that’s not the point of this…

You’ll save a TON of money on vet bills!  Frenchies and English Bulldogs tend to be prone to a lot of health problems, (which sucks, because I love them both, especially Frenchies!).  Even the responsibly bred ones often have major issues.

No cleaning up poo!  

No having to get up early or having to go out in the rain because the dog needs to go out!

No dealing with a snorring/snorting dog!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Take care of your friend’s dogs when they go on holiday…you can enjoy some “dog time” and then the animals go back home…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

Having a dog is a huge responsibility. I love mine, but geez. 

No vet bills.

No hair.

No dog to worry about while you’re TTC.

You can basically do whatever without worrying about the animal in your charge! Enjoy being child/pet free for now!

 

As a side note, I don’t know how hot it gets where you are, but brachycephalic breeds are NOT good outside dogs. I’m not getting into the inside vs outside debate. The problem with smooshy faces is it’s harder for them to cool down, so they heat up much more considerably and it becomes hard for them to breathe. Even with shade, it’s still not really appropriate. They need some AC!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

Much less cleaning to worry about! No training a puppy and dealing with chewed things, accidents, hyper activity, etc. You can be spontaneous and go out after work instead of rushing home to feed the dog. No dog crying at night. Also, I assume even an outside dog needs your attention, especially if it is bad weather out or your are sick. If you need to be reeminded of all the work a dog is, just ask I am pretty happy to not have to take care of one 🙂

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love my dogs but am suffering from morning sickness (or all day) and let me tell you my patience is very thin and these are two fully trained dogs. When you get pregnant you are exhausted when you get home from work, but still have to walk your dogs. You also have to feed them even when looking at their food makes you sick. Then you still have to pick up after them. I will say I am lucky and Darling Husband does help but he is working hard so we provide for this child and isn’t home all of the time. Now since my dogs are older they will sit down and relax with me, a puppy would not. You would hardly get any sleep with the constant up and down of potty training. Also, it does take a good yr of 2 for a dog to be fully trained, so if you got a puppy now there is a chance that you could have a infant and a puppy at the same time and both need your undivided attention. And then there is the extra money that would be nice. You can always wait until you have your own home and your kids are a little bit older. I got my first dog when I was four and had a wonderful experience growing up with a pet.

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