Saying no to a favor- the puppy isn’t coming! in The Chat Board Posted November 25, 2019 On 11/23/2019 at 8:42 PM, FuzzyCatz said: I like dogs. But a busy puppy in a new situation with 24 extra people (!?) in your house for 2 days? Hard no. If you are doing the primary cooking and prepping and organizing for that you get the final vote IMO. If DH pushed, dog would be crated in a garage or basement or outside. The end. This. We love dogs and have two ourselves - but I’ll admit I do NOT care for the puppy stage. And regardless of what your DH says, you will absolutely know the puppy is there. I would only do it with the contingency that the pup remain crated, with the exception of leashed walks. TBF, bringing a new puppy to a big family gathering for days at a time is going to stress the puppy out at least as much as it stresses you out.