Would you take care of your friend's dog?
When you have a pet be it a dog or a bird it is a responsibility. Would you take on the responsibility for a good friend?
Is my friend sick, or in the hospital, or dealing with a family emergency? Sure, I'd help out until things get better.
Is my friend going on vacation? No, I wouldn't. Part of having animal companions is making sure they're cared for when you're away. That means part of planning a vacation is setting aside funds to board pets at a reliable facility. I would happily give my friend the number of the place where I board my dogs when I go away.
I would take care of my friend's dog if I was asked before an emergency ever arose and then only if this pet related with me on friendly terms and is in good health. Taking care of the dog would only be in a case of an emergency. Taking care of another person's pet is the equivalent of babysitting their young child.
Pet ownership and children are responsibilities for the original parents, not their friends, relatives, or other people. Just as you prepare for emergencies for family members and self, likewise it is the same for pet care.
It would depend on the friendship, my relationship with the pet, and the pet's temperament. I have no pets, so it may be a welcomed experience. Who knows, it may educate me and influence me to get one.
Yes I would look after my friends pets. Sometimes I too need help with mine. There aren't a lot of people willing to have the responsibility. As long as you know what's all involved in proper care of that pet, I would care for it.
Might be no problem, except... I would do gladly taking in consideration a risk. What if a pet will decide to die while in my custody ?! Is our friendship going to be the same ?
I'm someone who would, without a doubt, care for a friend's dog. I didn't really know it was something that was questionable, no offense. I suppose that's just because I've always growing up caring for animals; even other people's. Even if they're just going on vacation, it's nice for friends to know that their pets are in good hands that they trust.
I've even had a moment where a friend's cat had kittens, and one was a runt. He wasn't sleeping because the runt was dying and he was trying to keep it alive, so even with the knowledge that this kitten could die in my care I offered to take care of all of them for a night so he could sleep. He's a good friend, and in my mind when friends need help you help them.
It depends. I will have to consult my dogs on this question and come back later with their answer.
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