Does anyone else have this problem? My parents are anti-dog people (they use to be anti-indoor cat too but they inherited my cat while I was in the Navy and went away for a few months, they feel in love with her and didn't want to give her back) and do not want us to come home over the holidays with the dogs. My father's concern is that it will upset the cat.
My sister who is terrified of dogs lives about 2 hours away and we normally would stay with her with the dogs (she is okay with Chase and Zahra since they are small and she has known them since they were puppies), travel to my parents for the day and then come back (she has a friend who would come in and walk the dogs while we are gone). The problem is that she is selling her house right now and the realtor comes by short notice with possible buyers so the house is in a constant "staged" look so we can't stay there (my poor brother in law is in misery, he is a messy person).
We are about 8 hours from their house, it costs us about $150 to board the dogs for the weekend so we have opted this time to just get a pet friendly hotel about 15 miles from my parents house (we have decided to go hiking with the dogs while we are there). My problem now is telling my parents that regardless I will have to bring the dogs while we come to visit their house because I am not going to leave the dogs in a kennel in the hotel room while we are gone for hours.
Oh, another big reason we have to stay at a hotel is because my husband is allergic to their cat. So either way we would probably have stayed at a hotel.
I guess I just wanted to see how others deal with this situation. I respect that they may not be dog people but it isn't like my dogs will be running wild there and it kills me because my sister who is terrified of dogs is fine with the dogs visiting her.