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I wouldn't confine my dog in my home,because he would hear us and would probably whine and not settle being away from the rest of us. He's a very social dog and likes to be near his people.

I'd probably board him at doggy daycare for one day and night.
The other choice would be to have another family member without pets to host the get together.

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@Marienkaefer2 wrote:
I wouldn't confine my dog in my home,because he would hear us and would probably whine and not settle being away from the rest of us. He's a very social dog and likes to be near his people.

I'd probably board him at doggy daycare for one day and night.
The other choice would be to have another family member without pets to host the get together.



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I would definitely board my dog with the place we use for vacations. 

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I am going on my eighth year with my in your home pet sitting business. It has been a great success.

 

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@Etoile308 wrote:

I think if I invite anyone into my home, it is incumbent upon me to provide a safe and comfortable setting for my guest.

 

And acknowledge that not everyone copes well around animals, acknowledge that some may have a fear or an allergy. 

Curious what some do when they have a repair person or maintenance work done in their home. Have you never had them state that pets need to be secured out of the way? What about when furniture or major appliances are delivered? Common sense dictates for the sake of your pets and all involved not to have them underfoot.


A repair person seldom takes more than an hour or so.  A "visit" is generally a several hour event.  Not really the same thing.

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As one of my children has autism and I am a pet owner, including dogs, I wanted to put in my 2¢.  However, after reading the other posts and the subsequent backlash on some of them, probably best I be like Switzerland...... for now.  😐

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@SloopJohnB wrote:

As one of my children has autism and I am a pet owner, including dogs, I wanted to put in my 2¢.  However, after reading the other posts and the subsequent backlash on some of them, probably best I be like Switzerland...... for now.  😐


I'd actually be interested in your perspective, @SloopJohnB.

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Anytime you are invited to someone's home, you have a choice.  You need to assess the situation  and determine if you want to attend the event.  Someone might not like large groups another may have issues with Uncle Joe others may even not want to be around your dog or cat for whatever reason.  While you can ask, the host doesn't need to accommodate every request, it is not always possible for a variety of reasons.  If you choose not to attend, invite those you want to see to your house.  Then you can see them on your terms.

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@mrshckynut wrote:

I am going on my eighth year with my in your home pet sitting business. It has been a great success.

 

mrshckynut 

 


@mrshckynut  - My daughter has a pet boarding business and has many repeat clients when they go out of town.  She also goes to clients' homes where she vistis with the animals or adminsters meds.

 

She's has experience as a vet tech and would love to be a veterinarian. 

 

Congrats on your 8 years in business.  Smiley Happy 

 

 

 

 

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@CrazyDaisy wrote:

Anytime you are invited to someone's home, you have a choice.  You need to assess the situation  and determine if you want to attend the event.  Someone might not like large groups another may have issues with Uncle Joe others may even not want to be around your dog or cat for whatever reason.  While you can ask, the host doesn't need to accommodate every request, it is not always possible for a variety of reasons.  If you choose not to attend, invite those you want to see to your house.  Then you can see them on your terms.


Exactly. Where would it end if everyone's need is accommodated? An invitation is issued, it's then up to prospective guests to determine and decide if the venue works for them. It should not be up to the host to arrange for every scenario. If a host's home or situation doesn't work for you then decline the invitation and at some point invite folks to your home, where you are in control.


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