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lauren   jbfbfhs, NC

8/12/2011 7:34:25 AM

I go to a pet friendly college and it is absolutley fantastic! My college only has 700 students and most know that is is pet friendly coming in. I live in out pet friendly dorm adn there is only one on campus with llike 10 rooms. So it is small. But it really helps students with so many things. it was the only reason i wanted to stay at my school. My little chihuahua harley just loves it and yes people dont always make the best decisions with their pets but its a huge process to get accepted into the dorm and your pet is monitored and so are you. I think it is brilliant if you have a school that can handle it!

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

8/24/2009 10:43:28 PM

I am whole heartedly for dogs in college. If you're allergic to dogs choose one that is dog free. Don't bring over active dogs if they won't have an outlet for their energy. Be fully responsible.

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roy   bethel, CT

8/24/2009 10:12:52 PM

i'm not sure thats a good idea

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Susan   Glendale, AZ

8/24/2009 4:31:10 PM

What a ridiculous idea! No further comment. Every thing I would have said about this has already been said in the comments from Ang, Julie, and Jess.

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Ang   Mertztown, PA

8/24/2009 2:45:00 PM

I love dogs and I think it's fine and dandy that some colleges allow them on campus. However, it is not the best idea. People have allergies, some people have a fear of dogs, there's the liability issue, since some owners can't keep their dogs contained/controlled and people get hurt, it opens the door for illegal dogfighting, the dogs wouldn't be happy because they would have to always be penned up in a tiny dorm, and it's an added responsibility for students. It seems that no matter how you slice it, the idea of dogs on college campuses is a lose-lose situation, however desirable it may appear.

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julie   lewiston, ME

8/24/2009 1:37:45 PM

Seems like that wouldn't be fair to the dog that would normally have a whole house to roam in and then be limited to one small room?

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Jess   Austin, TX

8/24/2009 12:59:24 PM

I think it would be a HORRIBLE idea to bring your dog to college. It is a selfish reason just because you would miss your pet. Your dog would have to sit around in a dorm all day, not being pet or played with, and when you came home, you wouldn't have time to walk it because of all the homework. Plus, a new living environment would be incredibly stressful on your animal, and your dog would miss your parents back at home. I am an avid dog lover, but I think the idea of bringing your dog to college is a selfish and stupid idea, eventually harming your pet. Does anyone else agree with me?

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Monika   Stony Brook, NY

8/8/2009 4:00:07 PM

I've been looking for colleges that would accept dogs and I wan't to go to SUNY Canton, but they don't allow dogs. Someone better get them to by the time I graduate

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S   3 Oaks, MI

6/4/2009 3:52:26 PM

If something like this was ever approved, I think there would have to be a separate building for it because of the noise, etc. There would probably need to be dog-walkers available1

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Christina   Wylie, TX

6/4/2009 2:37:41 PM

Hmmm....I have been trying to figure out how to get the college I wanna go to to allow dogs. Do you think I have a chance at getting a dog into Chrisendom?

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Tina   ABQ, NM

6/4/2009 11:50:11 AM

thant would be great if all colleges could do that!

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D   Indy, IN

6/4/2009 6:35:09 AM

nice tips!

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Mariah   Murfreesboro, TN

4/17/2009 1:02:54 PM

I wish all colleges would do
this!!!
To the person who disagreed in their comment: you're "flat-out-no" is not valid for all people. Also, how many people have parents that can meet all the requirements you
listed?
The main reason I would love to bring my dog to college with me, along with the fact that I would miss her if I didn't, is for HER mental health. I'm serious. A few weeks ago, I went on a five day band trip with my high school (I'm currently a junior), and my dog spiraled into a depression - my mom said Zoie(my dog) would come and scratch on my bedroom door about every hour (that's how she lets me know she wants in), she wandered around our house looking lost, she layed around all day, kept her head down, and completely stopped wagging her tail. That's significant considering she's about two years old and the most hyper dog I've ever known. Also, we have another dog who she usually bothers and bothers to get her to play, but she just gave up and moped
instead.
She was the most excited I've ever seen her when I got
home.
That's why I could never leave her for a year or more. She would probably stop eating, and then no more Zoie
:(

The only thing about this is that she's a pit bull, so even on a 'dog-friendly' campus, she probably wouldn't be allowed. Which is just stupid; I hate breed discrimination. We have a german shepherd and a pit bull, and I have seriously never known a dog any sweeter than them. They're friendly to everyone, not just my family. The only danger they pose is the possibility of licking you to death. lol. Seriously, I took my pit bull on a walk the other day and she was afraid of a little girl standing her driveway, who was probably about seven years
old.

Sorry this was so long, I just got on a roll!

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Galadriel   Lothlorien, ME

3/10/2009 11:36:50 PM

I think bringing dogs with you is an excellent idea.

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lee   durby, CT

3/10/2009 9:13:31 PM

interesting

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Sally   las vegas, NV

3/10/2009 6:28:09 PM

I don't know if this is a good idea.

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Jack   Odessa, TX

3/10/2009 5:12:10 PM

As long as the student did not have to give the dog away, and the dog could stay with family, I DO NOT THINK THAT BRINGING A DOG TO COLLEGE IS A GOOD IDEA! Firstly, even though the student loves the dog, will they be able to provide veterinary costs? Will the student be able to exercise the dog and bring it outside daily? Will the dog have a yard to run in? Obviously, the answer to all of these questions is a flat-out-no. Even though I would love to bring my dogs to college with me, I would never want to do that kind of a selfish thing to them. They would not enjoy it at all. Please... never, EVER, EVER bring pets to college.

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madie   greensboro, NC

3/10/2009 1:26:56 PM

that would be great! i miss my dogs.. they had to stay at home when i went :(

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Moonlight   Henrico, VA

3/10/2009 8:31:23 AM

I wish they were ALL pet friendly

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John   Athens, GA

12/14/2008 5:45:56 PM

I would like to encourage this not only for students, but for faculty and staff. The university I work at (UGA) has a great vet school, the entire town is very dog-friendly, and the school mascot is a bulldog, but dogs are not allowed anywhere on campus. I would love to bring my dog to work with me! I was able to at my last two jobs, and I really miss it.

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