Host Sets Super Strict Rules For Sister In Law's Service Dog, SIL Says She's Gone Too Far
OP is not a fan of dogs, but her brother and sister in law came down for a visit and along with sister in law, Claire comes her Golden Retriever service doggo. But y'all are trippin if you think OP is letting a big shedding doggo into her house without setting some firm ground rules. Doggo will not be permitted in the kitchen, bathroom, basement, on furniture, and will not be allowed outside without a leash. Seems a little excessive if you ask us.
At the end of the day service dogs aren't around just to look cute, they are around to perform a vital service that people truly need for their health. So we can understand why this SIL was a bit taken aback by OP's strict (and numerous) requests! However, it is OP's house and her rules should be respected. This is a tricky one and we can't quite decide of OP is the a-hole.
We appreciate the fact that OP is able to put herself into her SIL's position and understand why she is upset. Claire needs her service dog to be a healthy and productive individual! And OP is not exactly making things easy for her during their family gathering.
We are right here with ya, Marjorine22. There is a fine line between not being the a-hole and still being a bit unreasonable. This dog ain't around just to sit down and look pretty, this dog is around to perform a potentially life saving service!