ANSWERS: 52
  • As long as you have a good washing machine, it is ok. BUT.... If it bothers you (beyond your comfort zone) Buy yourself seperate towels for just you and make sure she understands that they are off limits to the dog. Make sure they are a different color or style so she can't get them mixed up.
  • as long as she washes the towels and cleans the sink afterwards, everything should be good. you should see what happens in butcher shops and food service places, but they also clean it up to federal standards
  • make her use them. then she'll stop
  • put thoes in the closet for her to use. make sure u have ear plugs
  • The dog is probably as clean or cleaner than most people. Don't sweat it.
  • I am a great lover of dogs and cats, but I think certain items should be reserved for our pets and items for human use should be for humans. When keeping animals as pets, hygiene is of the utmost importance, not only for OUR safety, but for the safety of the animals.
  • The situation is the same as the dog licking your face after it has licked his .............
  • tell her if she sniffs ur ass like a dog every time she gives him a bath, then you will let her do it. If she still does it, shave the dogs hair off. haha! It's more than just a sanitation issue. The dog is a dog, it can take a bath on the floor or in a tub and it can dry off with it's own special towel reserved just for its flee riddin little coat
  • everything gets washed with chemicals that r more harmful than the dog - lighten up, thanks+4.
  • Are you serious Yo..the dog should have its own special towel with its name on it:):) That is so cute..and just make it a Ralph Lauren one too..they are so fluffy and soft and warm:):):)
  • I'm with you .... Give the dog a bath in a shower or tub ... so you can then clean it out very well .. Also; have the dog his or her own towels that you use ONLY for the dog ....
  • I would find a new girlfriend, sorry, I really don't like dogs at all and the last straw would be bathing it in the kitchen sink, ewwwwwwwwwwwww. I would be tossing the dog out with the bath water.
  • *rolls eyes* What is it you think you are going to get from her drying the dog with the towel? Dandruff or Fleas? Buy her Dog, some of his/her own towels, maybe monogrammed with his name.
  • It is gross to do it in the kitchen sink but she must love her dog very much! lol i say you should buy a little bath for the dog like a baby has when its a new born im sure they have em for dogs too...oh and some doggie towels also lol... hope everything is great<3
  • My dogs were members of my family but they did not go in the kitchen sink but in the shower in the wet room and they had their own set of towels. They certainly did not use ours.
  • I wash my dog in the laundry sink and dry it with old towels that we don't use anymore...i don't think i'd ever wash my dog in the kitchen sink though...But if you don't have a laundry sink then just get a small tub and just use old towels...
  • Personally I wouldn't like a dog being cleaned this way. if you want to stop her doing this serve her a meal using the dogs food bowl, Mind you this could also lead to you having to interview for a new G/F
  • I agree with her. My dog has since outgrown the sink, but she still deserves to be dried off with a towel. And she loves to play with the towel when she is done and all frisky. Besides, I own cleaner and my washer/dryer works.
  • You are being ANAL. She can rinse out the sink afterwards, and the towels can go in something called 'The Washer'. CRAZY, but true.....
  • I wouldn't use my good towels to dry the dog. That is just me though =) I don't see anything dirty about it. The sink probably has far worse go down it, and it can be cleaned. The towels, same for them. Perhaps compromise - she can use the kitchen sink, and designate some old towels for the dog for instance.
  • Oh ! I am TOTALLY on YOUR side! What does she think is happening to all that fur? Doesn't she realize it's getting transferred onto the towel, which later you will transfer to your hands, which could get transferred into your food, etc. etc. etc.
  • Our dog has his own towel. So i guess im on your team, no sharing towels with dogs
  • I think it is digusting
  • It may be no big deal to her. I am sure her precious pooch can do no wrong! However, the kitchen sink is for food preparation and washing dishes. Unless she is prepared to bleach and disinfect the whole area when she is done pampering her pooch, she needs to get with the program and use the bathroom. Insist on this. Dogshit flakes and hair on your dinner set start coming to mind, ewww. As far as towels go, what the hell? If she loves the dog that much I am suprised it doesn't have it's own complete range of luxury towels to itself? Our poor mutt had to make do with the old skanky towels covered by my experimental hair dying days, he could scratch them and chew on them whilst I would ruffle his fur about and he loved it. No matter how much you wash them towels, I find the smell of dog shampoo remains. The dog needs it's own towel.
  • Depends how big the dog is !
  • Thats gross. Buy your own towel and keep it hidden
  • Yikes! At least soak the towels in bleach before washing and using again or at least designate several towels JUST FOR THE DOG.
  • I am with you on this one I think that it is unhygienic to wash the dog in the kitchen sink and then uses the towels that you use to dry it. I know someone who also does this so when I go to his house and he offers me a drink I always decline because one day I saw him washing the dog in the sink which still had plates and cups in it, he just stood the dog on the plates and washed it.
  • an office desk has more bacteria on it than a toilet seat an many people eat food off that with no hesitation.
  • No I am against her doing taht also for hygiene reasons.
  • I don't really see a problem. Both the towels and the sink can be cleaned. If you are really particular, wash both with bleach, but still. The dog deserves to be just as clean as you and your g/f are.
  • no big deal I'm sure whe washes the towels and sink when she's thru
  • I am assuming this is a small dog. If she clears the area of utentsils and things that will be used in food prep before she baths the dog, doesn't slop dirty water all over the place and cleans up the area immediately when she's done, I don't have a problem with that. Bending over the bathtub can be really hard on someone's back. Also, if she washes the towels after she uses them on the dog and before people use them again, I don't have a problem with that either. My home is clean but I am not a germ-phobe...I have 4 cats and my home is cleaner than most people's homes, especially if they have children. That's just my opinion.
  • I don't see a problem with washing a dog in a kitchen sink considering all the other things that go on there like raw meats and maybe food gone bad if the sink gets cleaned regularly. And same with the towel. I would hope you wash your towels. There is nothing on or about the dog that makes him dirtier than you. He lives in your house with you, so I'd say you're very similar :-) If you don't like using the same towels, or you're worried that the dog hair might get lodged in them, then get separate towels and maybe a blow dryer for the dog.
  • Go out and buy some towels for her to use on the dog. just to be safe. I wouldn't wash myself with those towels.
  • Kitchen sink is off limits for a dog bath. Bathroom tub is much more proper. I hope your girlfriend does not wash the dishes in the same sink. Ecoli city.
  • Ew yuck!
  • I think that the most healthy thing is to learn not to worry about it. You are more likely to damage your heart by worrying over things like this than the risk of infection from the dog. If it makes your GF happy, then it is probably good for both of you not to worry about it.
  • No big deal to me, just tell her to wipe down the sink with a bleach solution after. The good towels will be washed before your use correct, so what's unsanitary about that?
  • As long as she cleans the sink and washes the towels, no harm done.
  • There's nothing wrong with it at all, unless she never washes the towels.... If that's the case then you have sanitary problems, but they have nothing to do with the dog. The dog is getting a bath - he's clean. Just don't let him lick your ice cream cone after he licks his ass... You'll be alright.
  • I would simply wash the sink and towel with bleach afterward. But if it bothers you, get a metal wash tub and separate set of towels for the pooch. Best compromise.
  • My dogs have their own towels which are kept in a separate place. Basically these are just towels which get old and ratty. I have doggy towels because I prefer to keep my nicer towels nice as long as I can AND because I have 4 large breed dogs which are rather hairy! The dryer does what it can to remove the hairs but there are usually some left in there that I don't really want to rub all over my naked body! LOL Still... I wouldn't consider it unsanitary per se, just less comfortable.
  • Treating your dog like this is no different than giving your child a bath in the sink as a baby. I would if my dogs were little. And use detergent to clean the towels. How you treat your dog is how he will love you.
  • Thats disgusting. Seriously. I was watching a show on television the other day. This dog licked it butt and stuff. Then it went to the counter and took some food off of it. The counter was then tested for ecoli- it tested positive. I love my two dogs and all my animals. But a kitchen counter is not a place for them to be. Use a bathroom sink instead, or set up one of those utility sinks for them with a spray hose, thats what we use and it works well.
  • NO WAY THAT'S GONNA HAPEN I ALWAYS GET MY DOG SPEAIEL TOWLS
  • In the interest of sanitation your G.F.'s dog should have his / her own towel. It's common sense really.
  • Well I guess if you wash the towel its ok, but my dog has his own towels...
  • Kitchen sink for dishes, not pets.
  • I agree with you. A dog may have a place in your house, but the kitchen sink is not one of them. especially, if its an outside dog. Outside or bathtub is the only appropriate location to wash a dog. After all, you don't take a bath in the kitchen sink, so i guess this means the dog outranks you, right? Please never invite me to dinner. Its bathtub for Fido or he'd have to go.
  • If you think that dog is any germier than the other stuff that goes in that sink, you are deluded. Just make sure the sink is clean when done and the towels are put somewhere like the laundry. Dogs are not that dirty that you have to quarantine them. You just don't like animals.
  • Shame on her, I bet she even lets them eat off your good plates! You will have to throw those dishes out.

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