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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 07:48 PM

 

Large, beautiful dog sitting in back of truck, cold, pouring down rain.

He looked just like this dog except hair a little shorter around the neck.


Is this abuse? Or are dogs okay sitting in the rain?

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Reply Large, beautiful dog sitting in back of truck, cold, pouring down rain. (Original post)
kaitcat Jan 2012 OP
Stinky The Clown Jan 2012 #1
TheCruces Jan 2012 #2
sinkingfeeling Jan 2012 #3
TorchTheWitch Jan 2012 #4
ScreamingMeemie Jan 2012 #5

Response to kaitcat (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:19 AM

1. All three of our dogs LOVE to stay out in the rain, lay in the snow, run under wet bushes, etc.

As to the specific case you encountered, I really don't know what to say.

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Response to kaitcat (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 12:24 AM

2. Some like it, others act like they're melting

Either way, I don't consider it abuse. And a dog with a coat like that could handle any weather.

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Response to kaitcat (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 02:40 PM

3. I'd be more concerned and angered if he were riding in open back of the truck.

A moving vehicle causes wind and being wet and cold could lead to pneumonia. I also wish they would completely outlaw dogs standing loose in truck beds. Too many are killed when they jump or are thrown out of them.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:11 PM

4. Amen to that!

It's terribly unsafe not only for the dog but for others using the road.

I can't understand why the dog would be in the truck bed anyway... if you want to take your dog with you in the truck then for crying out loud have him sit in the cab with you! If you're sticking him the bed, then why the hell did you take him with you???


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Response to kaitcat (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 03:13 PM

5. Awwww... A Great Pyr!

A neighbor of mine had one and Alex loved to be out in the rain. I would be sad to see a dog in the back of a truck though. That seems to be common down here and it drives me nuts.

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