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Discussion in 'General RVing' started by LabRat, Sep 17, 2005.

  1. LabRat

    LabRat New Member

    I don't have an RV yet, just dreaming. My fantasy is to take a year off from work and RV around the U.S. and Canada with my husband, cat and dog. I read in "RV for Dummies" that you should never leave your pet alone in your RV. This doesn't seem very practical. As long as the temperature is appropriate and they have food and water, I would think it would be ok. Any input? -especially from full-timers?
    Thanks!
     
  2. SnowbirdInFlight

    SnowbirdInFlight Senior Member

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    quote:Originally posted by LabRat

    I don't have an RV yet, just dreaming. My fantasy is to take a year off from work and RV around the U.S. and Canada with my husband, cat and dog. I read in "RV for Dummies" that you should never leave your pet alone in your RV. This doesn't seem very practical. As long as the temperature is appropriate and they have food and water, I would think it would be ok. Any input? -especially from full-timers?
    Thanks!


    Hmmm, never heard that before. We have two toy poodles and we leave them in the trailer and there is never any problem. Of course we leave the AC (or heat) on and plenty of food, water, and pee pads (just in case ;) . Our 'neighbors' at the RV Resort in Texas always left their dogs in their trailer too with no problems.
     
  3. ARCHER

    ARCHER Senior Member

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    We have always left our pets (cat and dog (no longer with us, but she is playing over on the other side of Rainbow Bridge waiting on us to show up). Water, food, litter box for cat, doggie out just before you leave (don't leave doggie for very long, especially if they are older), and of course, heat or A/C left on. Enjoy
     
  4. the_vfox

    the_vfox New Member

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    New one on me too, we never had a problem doing this as long as the temps were not hot.

    :cool:
     
  5. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Probably comes from that orginazation called prevention of cruelty to animals or something like that. They claim they can't get out in case of fire or other problem. Just something else trying to run our lives and tell us what to do. Another step toward removing our freedom :angry:
     
  6. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

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    The problem is with the neighbors listening to the dog howl, bark, etc. Mommy and Daddy never hear the sweet little rascal yapping. :) :laugh: :cool:
     
  7. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

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    Dang hate to admit that a Dodge man is right on this one. DL you are right on the money with and I have been beside some that were left inside and they barked all day :angry: so guess I'll go along and say they should not be left. If you bring them along take them with you. Some pet people will allow them to wee wee and poop in your site a think it's ok. I started to go over to one that did that to us and drop my pants in his lot and just relieve myself :eek: :laugh: but, just kindley asked him to remove his fertilizer from our lot :laugh: . Really should not be a problem though because all the used units out there say there have never been any pets inside :eek: :eek: :angry:
     
  8. SnowbirdInFlight

    SnowbirdInFlight Senior Member

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    quote:The problem is with the neighbors listening to the dog howl, bark, etc. Mommy and Daddy never hear the sweet little rascal yapping.

    That's what my hubby was scared of happening. So the first thing we did after leaving them for the first time was to go next door to our neighbors and ask them if our dogs barked while we were gone. They said they never heard a peep out of them until they heard our deisel come down the road, and then it was just happy barking ;) . And in turn we never heard their dogs bark while they were gone either. Guess it just depends on the dogs.
     
  9. kitfoxjh

    kitfoxjh New Member

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    My wife and I both work and our dog was weened into being alone during part of the day and does not bark when we are gone.I always come home for lunch and he is never alone for more than a few hours a day. We have let him in the motorhome or whatever camper we have had in the past,only when we can't take him along for some reason. He has always been fine. He has not had an accident in the house or RV since he was a puppy. If it's hot, we let the A/C on. He is part of the family and loves to go camping. We always clean up after him and wish all pet owners would do the same. John....
     

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