Would you take care of your friend's dog?

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  1. DDE profile image45
    DDEposted 4 years ago

    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?

  2. lisavollrath profile image91
    lisavollrathposted 4 years ago

    It depends.

    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.

    1. DDE profile image45
      DDEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I am taking care of my friends pet and she is away on holiday. She did keep at a facility but it wasn't what she had expected, wasn't good enough. Thank you.

  3. Tricia Deed profile image89
    Tricia Deedposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. DDE profile image45
      DDEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the pet care answer, appreciate your opinion, and make good points.

  4. tsmog profile image79
    tsmogposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. DDE profile image45
      DDEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you all answers have been helpful.

  5. Terrielynn1 profile image90
    Terrielynn1posted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. DDE profile image45
      DDEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. True friends  should help each in such times.

  6. Michael-Milec profile image59
    Michael-Milecposted 4 years ago

    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 ?

    1. DDE profile image45
      DDEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. Some incidents just happen.Discussions such as death or illnesses should be discussed. It is a responsibility.

  7. TheAlexisChantel profile image61
    TheAlexisChantelposted 4 years ago

    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.

    1. DDE profile image45
      DDEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I found your answer to be the best one. Appreciate your opinion.

  8. DrMark1961 profile image96
    DrMark1961posted 4 years ago

    It depends. I will have to consult my dogs on this question and come back later with their answer.

    1. DDE profile image45
      DDEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much. I will take care of a friend's pet and be educated on the needs of that pet.


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