Dogs are not allowed

@roshigo58 (4871)
Pune, India
April 16, 2013 5:51am CST
Hi, Yesterday one of my friends wanted to come to our house to meet me. She lives in Mumbai and she come here to stay here in Pune to her sister's house. But I have to say no to her because she is coming to my house with her dog. It is rented house offered by my another friend. He don't allow dog to come to his house because meat is not allowed in this house. We are vegetarian so we don't have any problem. We can not give meat to eat to her dog so my friend also said no to her. I feel very sorry for that.
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26 responses
• Serbia
16 Apr 13
Wow... Im sorry to say but this is just ridiculus. And i consider myself to be pretty open minded and understanding, even if i don't agree with something i ususally understand it, but this...ridiculus...
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
16 Apr 13
Hi, He has given me the flat on a condition of not eating meat. I accepted that condition before coming to this flat. So I have to follow his condition and don't lose the trust from him. He rented his house with very reasonable rent. He was not ready to accept the rent. No other conditions are imposed. Thank you for the response.
• Serbia
16 Apr 13
I mean i can understand the "no pets" rule. But setting a rule that involves what you eat is - i say again- RiDiCulus!!! But i do agree that a person who owns a house/apartment should be able to set any conditions to the people that rent his place. As long as the rentees are made aware of them before they reach an agreement with the renter. What i mean is i wouldnt like the government to get involved in this, like they do in everything. Just like i dont agree with what i saw i remember some time ago a person wouldnt rent to people because they were black, so they sued him and there was court and blah blah for discrimination. That sucks... It's my house and i will rent to whoever and whatever i want, or dont want. Im not saying that if i personally had a place that i would discriminate. But i would like to have that option with my place and not have to lie to a person and find excuses like oh you dont make enough money or whatever, i dont like the colour of your skin, bye. Again, im not saying i would do this, im not racist in any way, i just think people should be allowed to do that without the big bad gov interfering...
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
17 Apr 13
Hi, I also hate those people who discriminate people on the basis of race. It is against humanity.
@dagami (1162)
• Rome, Italy
16 Apr 13
this is the first time i've heard of a landlord that controls the food of his tenants. there are some condominiums who have a "no animal policy" in their premises and this is understandable because animals make noises and some others do not want to be disturbed. to refuse a dog because it eats meat is unheard of...
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
16 Apr 13
Hi, When he gave his house on rent to me he told me the rule that we should not eat any meat in this house. We are vegetarian and he is also vegetarian. His father used to do some religious and spiritual things in this house so he thinks that eating meat is not good for this house. Thank you for the response.
• India
16 Apr 13
@dagami -Couple of my relatives don't sit with me on a food table because i am non vegetarian,so here no meat policy applies equally on everyone , men or dog.
@dagami (1162)
• Rome, Italy
16 Apr 13
you didn't mention that it had to do with religious beliefs. you just said "vegetarian" and i took it to mean someone who doesn't eat meat, that's all. had you mentioned that, i would have understood.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
28 Apr 13
That reminds me to call my landlord we got our new rental agreement and it says things that are against what we have been allowed to do for over 6 years.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
28 Apr 13
Hi, We have to follow the rules of landlord. We want to buy our own house. I am going to sell my old house. But for some days we have to stay here. Thank you for the response.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
28 Apr 13
I just think he made a mistake with ours and gave us one that was suppose to be someone else's .
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
16 Apr 13
Well, it is good that the rules are being respected but sad that you can't help your friend. Maybe your friend can teach his dog to be vegetarian. lol
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
17 Apr 13
Hi, I think it is very difficult to teach dog to become vegetarian. Thank you for the response.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
17 Apr 13
I really don't think they would be into it.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
18 Apr 13
I can understand dogs not being allowed in your rented accommodation but I don't understand why you are not allowed to bring meat into the house, even if you are vegetarian. Did he give a reason as to why meat was not allowed in the house? I am sure your friend will understand the no dog rule.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
28 Apr 13
Hi, Meat is not allowed in this house because some rituals are done in this house and there and for that rule should be followed about not to eat the meat. According to him it is a pure place. The friend who was coming with dog is also the friend of the house owner. I met her in her sister's house. Thank you for the response.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
18 Apr 13
Did she asked you to serve MEAT to her dog?
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
19 Apr 13
Hi, She didn't ask me to serve meat to her dog. But I know that her dog eats meat and cheese. Because last year she visited with her dog when I was staying in my own house at Alibag. Thank you for the response.
@jkct02 (2859)
• Malaysia
18 Apr 13
Every household has its own rules and beliefs so there is nothing to be apologetic for. Just tell the guest about the rules. I am sure a considerate person will understand that. Your friend could have come to visit you without the dog. She could have arranged for her dog to be taken care of by someone so that she could visit you.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
19 Apr 13
Hi, She has such experience many times. there are many people who don't like pets. So she always tell someone to take care of her dog. But this time there is no one to take care of dog. But yesterday I visited her in her sister's house. thank you for the response.
• India
18 Apr 13
Oh! That's really bad... But honestly I also wouldn't allow anyone to bring their pets in my house. I have never had any pet and this would be very uncomfortable for me. May be you should go to meet your friend at her sister's place and if you like dogs you may buy something for the pet.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
19 Apr 13
h Hi, I met her yesterday at her sister's place. Her sister's daughter also doesn't like dog. Some people are not comfortable with pets. So the people who love pets should think about others. They should bring their pets to the house of the people who are pet who are pet lovers. thank you for the response.
@artemeis (4017)
• China
18 Apr 13
I don't really think your landlord would be against a friend coming to your house temporarily as a visit, even with her dog. It is not as if she is going to stay as a tenant like you. It is just a visit and after that all of you including her dog could go out and indulge to whatever fancies you all. I can understand the part about your agreement you have with your landlord as a tenant but the dog is merely a pet visiting as a guest like your friend, temporarily. So, I don't think there should be an issue but since the landlord is staying together with you, I think it would be good courtesy to inform of your friend's visit and her pet. On the other hand, I do understand that some landlords have a policy against pets which in some case are due to health reasons like asthma, fur allergy than dietary. At the same time, it could be due to their zero tolerance for these pets soiling the premises with their nature call. You may discuss and seek your landlord's permission here. I am sure a good tenant like you would warrant some room and allowances here.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
19 Apr 13
Hi, You are right. My landlord friend doesn't like dogs also. So I thought that it is better to say no to my friend to visit me with her dog. I went to meet her yesterday and enjoy the fun with delicious food and chatting. my two other friends were also came there to visit her. Thank you for the response.
@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
18 Apr 13
I hope your friend explained the problem when the verdict was passed on.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
19 Apr 13
Hi, Thank you for the response.
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
17 Apr 13
Well, you are guests or for rent in an apartment that is not yours anyway. Now, I love animals, but not everyone thinks like me (unfortunately!). Your host does not want dogs in the house and you have just met her will. I know it can be annoying and be disappointed, but each person has their own rules.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
18 Apr 13
Hi, I am not annoyed by his rules because he told this rule to me before coming to his house. I have accepted his condition of not eating meat in this house. So I have to respect his rule. Thank you for the response.
@Angelpink (4023)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
I find that landlord silly ! Why control a person in how ans what does he eat , it is the right of a person to eat whatever he wanted , why he is controlling it . As if you are not living in a place where you can fully exercise your freedom. That landlord is like a dictator ! In our place a meat eater and a non meat eater can eat together in one place.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
17 Apr 13
Hi, I am vegetarian so I don't have any problem in accepting his condition. There is some spiritual reason for not allowing eating meat in his house. Otherwise he hasn't imposed any other rules on us. He has never given his house on rent before because of this reason but I am in need of house and he offered his house to me with very seasonable rent. He told me that I can live here till I purchase my own house. Thank you for the response.
@rrallos (10)
• Philippines
17 Apr 13
Not all rented house have imposing the rules like that, but in your case you are already pledge to follow their rules because you are already in and lived. Your friends must know to understand.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
17 Apr 13
Hi, I have to follow these rule because I have accepted this rule before coming to this house. thank you for the response.
@ShyBear88 (17420)
• United States
17 Apr 13
What does meat have to do with renting a places. That is so silly people are meat for god sack so there for we shouldn't be allowed in either. Dogs don't have to at meat they eat kibble which isn't meat at all. .
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
17 Apr 13
Hi, Her dog eats meat and cheese. Last year she came to my house with her dog. But it was my own house. I have to respect his condition as it's my friend's rented house. Thank you for the response.
@srisahara (4149)
• Indonesia
17 Apr 13
I think it is a good idea if you tell to her, because you should keep your commitment with the own of your house, I think she will understand about this, because it is not your willing. Honest is the best way to keep your friendship.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
17 Apr 13
Hi, She can understand because my owner friend is her friend also. I have to say no to her for keeping commitment to owner. thank you for the response.
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
17 Apr 13
If one wants to stay at somebody's place, they must respect the rules of the owner! Things like not smoking, for example, or not giving meat to the visiting pets.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
17 Apr 13
Hi, You are right. I have to respect his rules as I accepted all his rules before coming to this house. I could permit her to come in with her dog. He would not come to know about her and the dog if I didn't tell him. But I want to follow his rule honestly. Thank you for the response.
@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
16 Apr 13
Oh wow, I've just not heard that if you area vegetarian that you can not have an animal/pet in your home...But I certainly have not heard everything...LOL..that is really to bad that you will not get to see your friend at your home but perhaps you can meet her some place....
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
17 Apr 13
Hi, In India there are many people who don't allow non vegetarian food in their houses. Some people don't eat onion and garlic. So this rule is not surprising for us. I am going to meet her today in her sister's home. thank you for the response.
@joizee (502)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
Oh that's sad. Some lessors really have rules about animals. Here in my apartment, there are lots of stray cats but my landlord doesn't allow to bring in dogs. He said they are much noisier than cats and may disturb peace at night as well as hurt people, young and old alike. Why not meet outside, Roshigo58? The outdoors can keep the dog preoccupied while the two of you catch up and have a better time together. Have a good day! :)
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
17 Apr 13
Hi, She is staying at sister's house. I am going to meet her today. Last month she came to meet me and my wife without her dog. thank you for the response.
@Raine38 (9117)
• United States
16 Apr 13
Wow, I have heard of landlords not allowing pets in the premises which is pretty understandable. Allergies, noise, litter are pretty good reasons for banning all pets, I can somehow see the point there. But what I can't get is his influence to the kind of food each household gets to eat. I find it a bit odd.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
17 Apr 13
Hi, Everyone is feeling this odd. But he is against eating non veg food in his house and he told me the condition before renting this house to me. Thank you for the response.
@berting600 (3458)
• Philippines
16 Apr 13
My friend that is not very big problem because there are dog foods available at the pet shop for your friends dog to eat for their stay in your house.The only problem you could encounter your friend who is the owner of the house who could see your other friend who owns the dog that roams the house.Here in the Philippine there are a lot of pet shop which caters dog foods for your pets and other pet foods.There are no problem here because most people here eats meat and vegetables there is no problem about that.I am also a vegetarian myself but we have a pet fish which is also feed with fish foods.
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
16 Apr 13
Hi, When we were staying in our own house before shifting to this house, she came there with her husband and dog. Her dog like to eat meat, cheese and rice. She didn't bring the dog food. Her husband is overprotective about the dog. This dog has strange habits. thank you for the response.