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Q: neighbors

September 30, 2008 | By Joyce | 14 answers | Expired: 2146 days ago

Joyce

my neighbors adopted my pup's brother like 2 weeks before I adopted mine. I adopted a little girl. My backyard is fenced in. They can not walk and exercise their puppy, medical reasons. They asked my husband, if we could let their puppy, which is a male. run and play in our backyard. I adopted a girl so my bushes and plants would not get peed on. is it fair, of them to depend on my yard for their pup? I feel so bad for their puppy. I see how my little girl runs and gets her exercise. we are talking lab pups here. What would you do?

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Heather H.
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Sep 30, 2008

That is a toughie. I think your best bet is to be honest with them. Tell them the reasoning behind your getting a girl dog. My question is, "Why did they get a lab puppy if they didn't have a proper way to exercise him?" Were they planning on using your fence all along? That is not right. How close are you to this neighbor? I work at a shelter and that is why we have an adoption application, to match you with a dog that works for you. I do think that honesty is the best policy in this situation. Maybe you can arrange play dates for the dogs so he can get his exercise too.

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Debbie
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Sep 30, 2008

I agree, it is tough, but honesty is the best way to go.

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Bencbart
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Sep 30, 2008

The very rationale of why you didn't get a male pup should be the same rationale why you wouldn't want their male running in your yard. I would feel sorry for the pup also as Lab need plenty of exercise. Maybe you could suggest that they find someone to walk their dog a couple times / day?

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