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    I'd like to warn everyone about putting in doggy doors. One of my friends just emailed me telling of her own house burglary. While she was away, someone put a small child through her doggy door and robbed her house, then stuck everything in HER car that was locked in the garage, stole the car too. I think they opened the garage door manually.

    If you have a pack of Dobermans or wolves, okay, but do lock the doggy doors or not put any in if possible. Most folks seem to forget them when they go on vacation or even just out to the store.

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    I have heard of this too... it is hard to believe someone would involve their children in this :evil: but they do!

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    Good warning!! I have an elderly friend that this happened to. They have collies, so the doggy door is a large one. A man crawled through the door into their house in the middle of the night. My friend's husband happened to get up to go to the bathroom and discovered him. The burglar ran and didn't steal anything, thank goodness, but it was terrifying for them.

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    We had Dobermans, but no doggy door. They were inside most of the time anyway, but when they went out they stayed out till we wanted them in. Or they came in when the kids opened the doors!

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    Where was the dog? I had one and you would not want to be on the receiving end of it.
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    Good point, Ramona. My neighbor had one for her cats and one day she walked into the kitchen to find a raccoon!!

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    I just never wanted a doggie door, To me they didn't feel safe. whew sorry to hear about your friend

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    Also those small grade basement windows that you think are so small...again they use kids to go thru them...That's why when ours went in so did bars...

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    i live where we have skunks, squirrels and raccoons. and possibly coyotes. although they would find it difficult go crawl through a doggie door. anyway, i've never liked them much.

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    My son's doggy door leads to a fenced in kennel, so nobody can get in that way.

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