We certainly all have differing opinions on this subject. It bothers me when people do not treat their dogs as part of their family. My dogs are cleaner than most people's children. They have regular baths and therefore do not smell/stink. As for the hair issue.....if a dog is properly groomed, there should be very little residual hair in the residence.
I have only paid for one of my dogs. All of my dogs have either been rescue greyhounds or severely abused dogs that would have been destroyed if I hadn't taken them. (One of my dogs obtained a Candian, as well as a US championship title AND an obedience title.) They are trained and behave better than most adults I know.
I'm sure that we can agree to disagree on this subject. As long as a dog is properly cared for (food, shelter) who am I to throw stones?
Originally Posted by CatatonicBug
I was never one to let a dog inside. IMO
all dogs belong outside. The idea of having a drooling face in my house is just gross to me. Besides all the hair and the stinky smell. I love my dog, but he's just that - a dog. Dogs are not meant to be treated like people, and have their place as a pet. It bugs me when people start to treat dogs as part of the family.
BTW - I only see cats in your avatar...