Wednesday, September 28, 2016

5 Tips on National Good Neighbor Day for Pets

   In celebration of National Good Neighbor Day, we are rerunning one of our most popular posts on being a good neighbor. Enjoy!
Bentley Basset in floppy hat with hidey ho neighbor meme
Are you a good pet neighbor? There are a few common courtesies that will keep you from being “that person with the dogs/cats.”
      Do not let your pet roam free. Pets that are loose risk being injured/killed by a car or angry neighbor.
        If your dog takes care of its business in the neighbor’s yard, you must pick it up. This is a major complaint in neighborhoods and apartment complexes.
        Don’t allow your cat to use the neighbor’s garden as its litter box.
        Even if your dog’s voice is music to your ears, the neighbors don’t share the joy. Do not allow incessant barking.
       Never assume that other dog/cat walkers want their pet to mingle with yours. Don’t let your pet approach another animal without the owner’s permission.
   We are all ambassadors for our four-legged friends. If they are frowned upon by the neighbors, it is ultimately our own fault. By following the “Big 5” your pet will be a welcomed addition to any neighborhood.
 What is your pet peeve with neighbor’s animals? Leave a comment!
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  1. Great post! We love you in your hat, Bentley!

  2. Hidey-Ho, B. I love all this advice for being neighborly. Mom and I live in an apartment complex, so we get to see the best of the best and the worst of the worst.

    Love and licks,

  3. we always try to be good neighbors and we accep even those neighbors who don't like pets... but such neighbors are not easy to satisfy.... think even a Saint would lose his marbles with some of our peeps :O)

  4. I feel my howling is something the neighbors enjoy and don't understand why I'm not allowed to do it much. Great tips, otherwise my friend!

  5. We agree with all your tips but like the line from Robert Frost, we think "Good fences make good neighbors." 😀

  6. Barking all day is not good for your neighbors. Believe me, I'm the neighbor!!!

  7. We are good neighbors, but I have neighbors that I REALLY need to share this with! DakotasDen

  8. WE always try to be good neighbors
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. Bentley, you're so stylish ! As our yard is fenced, we don't have problems with our neighbors. Purrs

  10. Great tips, being a good neighbor is so important! We need to send these tips to a few people in our neighborhood!

  11. Love that Big 5, and I agree. You've hit on all the high points here. I can't think of a peeve bigger than those you've already highlighted!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

  12. Dogs that are left loose in their yards, and worse, allowed to run the neighborhood. We have two of those around here. They are nice dogs, but my dogs do not appreciate them coming into our yard.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  13. Those are great tips...and worth repeating...time and time again.

  14. These are great tips! We all have to take responsibility for our pets. I particularly like the tip about keeping your pets from roaming free. This keeps your pets and other people and their pets safer. My dad's cat was nearly killed by free roaming dogs that came into my dad's yard. The poor dogs had to be put down after the incident. It was a lose/lose situation.
    -Purrs from your friends at

  15. Excellent tips. A few months ago - we had a lot of unclaimed poop in the neighborhood. It's gotten much better so perhaps folks that live here in this community were just having summer guests.

  16. GREAT advice on being neighborly! I know Bentley & Pierre are exquisite neighbors, they are such gentlemen!
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them


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