When is it too many? 5...6... 7..?

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    Sep 05, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    Would you date a guy who owns 10 dogs? At one point it was 15, but 5 have died.

    This is the dilema that a friend of mine faces. I personall thinks the guy has issues not the least of which is too many dogs.

    What say you?
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 05, 2012 8:44 PM GMT
    I thought you were asking about drinks.icon_rolleyes.gif

    No, I wouldn't date someone with 15 dogs. That's a definite red flag!
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    Sep 05, 2012 8:52 PM GMT
    I LOVE dogs, but 15? A lil too much for me. I can't even begin to start with how much responsiblity it must be to take care of them. And the house? Ugh. Can you imagine the smell???
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    Sep 05, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    icon_confused.gif 15 dogs?
    dude's place must STANK. icon_lol.gif

    anything after 3 dogs is too much IMO.
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    Sep 05, 2012 9:00 PM GMT
    I know how much work my one wolfpuppy was: training, walking, bathing, cleaning his poop area of the garden every day, feeding. Forget it, more than two or three and there's something missing from that healthy routine. Either the ears won't be clean or they'll have ticks between their paw pads or they will smell or there will be flees or the yard will be a minefield, never mind the barking, controlling them around guests, the attention required, ugh! Wouldn't even consider it.

    A guy a few months back was interested in me. Fairly nice guy, smart, good looking, but I didn't care for how I heard him talking about others when they weren't around so I declined. Later I found out what would have ended the deal even if I had thought there might be something more intimate than an acquaintance: innumerable cats, I think like a dozen of them. Ick!

    The only way you do that many animals is if you have a ranch, some acreage, properly kept stalls, maintained corrals and a ranch hand.
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    Sep 05, 2012 10:13 PM GMT
    I have been trying to tell my friend to run as this is somewhat of a flag. But he's not listening. I guess some people need to learn the hard way.

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    Sep 06, 2012 12:14 AM GMT
    It depends how big his place is. So if he has an 'estate' then it's acceptable to have like a harem of baskerville hounds for when he goes fox hunting. Also acceptable: He has a giant igloo and races in the iditarod. Otherwise, 3's my limit.
  • Timbales

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    Sep 06, 2012 1:12 AM GMT
    Depends on how much space he has and why he has them. Are they rescues?
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    Sep 06, 2012 1:35 AM GMT
    Sounds like dog hoarding.
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    Sep 06, 2012 2:08 AM GMT
    Dated a guy that lived with 70 cats (not his). He didn't take it too well when I would tell him he smelled like cat shit. So yeah, too much.
  • FitGwynedd

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    Sep 06, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    Considering the fact that I lived on a sheep farm large numbers of animals don't bother me. I lived in Galway for three years and me neighbours were two men who were happily married who had seven dogs, including several St. Bernards.

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  • tautomer

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    Sep 06, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    I doubt I could date a guy with even one dog. That's not to say I'd completely write off a good match, but the dog would likely come up later in the relationship.

    I know I am likely going to be hung up to be dried for this, but I just don't like dogs. Never really have. I can tollerate and be friendly to them. If I have to constantly be around one though, it gets on my nerves.
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    Sep 06, 2012 3:00 AM GMT
    No, I wouldn't date a guy with half that many.
  • FitGwynedd

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    Sep 06, 2012 3:02 AM GMT
    tautomer4314 saidI doubt I could date a guy with even one dog. That's not to say I'd completely write off a good match, but the dog would likely come up later in the relationship.

    I know I am likely going to be hung up to be dried for this, but I just don't like dogs. Never really have. I can tollerate and be friendly to them. If I have to constantly be around one though, it gets on my nerves.


    I think most dog owners understand that not everyone likes dogs. Some people like them as much as I like spiders. Everyone has preferences and those are to be respected. That being said, I would have a lot of trouble dating someone who does not tolerate dog ownership, provided it was not due to allergies.
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    Sep 06, 2012 3:02 AM GMT
    It would totally depend on the situation. If he had a huge farm with a bunch of rescue dogs, then it might be OK. It would also depend on the size of the dog. We don't have enough information to be all bitchy and judgmental......but we will be anyway.
  • comical44

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    Sep 06, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    Im an animal lover...and also allergic to dogs...I would def date someone with a dog though if I really liked him and just deal with my allergies....the max would be like 2 maybe 3 or something but never someone who had like 15 dogs
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    Sep 06, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    He could be an animal hoarder. It's not healthy for the dogs either, especially if 5 have died. How did those die? Malnutrition? Disease? If you know that to be the case, call the SPCA.
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    Sep 06, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    The canine male version of the Cat Lady?