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Dogs on Buses
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brian


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Post: #1
07-05-2009 10:03 AM

A rather agressive looking dog and femail owner got on 75 yesterday. Most people agreed with me that they thought dogs were not allowed on buses. ( Did not see the dog use an Oyster Card ).
Does anyone know the rules and whom is responsible to clear up any mess that might arise.

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Johnc


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Post: #2
07-05-2009 10:47 AM

I think that its at the drivers discretion and that they should go upstairs, although this may just be an urban myth

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Happysnapper


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Post: #3
07-05-2009 12:48 PM

Hi there

I have a dog and have looked up before whether they are allowed on buses. JohnC is correct in his thinking. My dog is about knee-high and I've always been allowed on buses. However I didn't realise at first that I had to go upstairs and I wasn't told either....

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dbboy


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Post: #4
07-05-2009 03:02 PM

didn't it swipe its oyster card with its paw!!

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brian


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Post: #5
07-05-2009 03:20 PM

Regret no , and did not look old enough for Freedom Pass.

Just wondered what the rule was and from everybodies kind comments seems up to the driver.

I know use to have to buy a doggie ticket to travel by train. Think that probably ceased although not sure why as some of them take up a lot of space and the more agressive ones cause unease to other passengers.

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Londondrz


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Post: #6
07-05-2009 05:45 PM

Nothing on the TFL site to say you cannot take a dog on the bus.

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brian


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Post: #7
07-05-2009 06:23 PM

But does it say you can ?
Probably nothing on TFL to say you cannot or can take a sheep on a bus.
Thanks anyway seems depends on mood of the driver and also presumably how crowded the bus is.

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JaneD


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Post: #8
07-05-2009 06:38 PM

I was once banned from a bus because I was carrying a tin of paint... I had to go and buy a carrier bag for it and wait for the next bus. Apparently paint can be messy and dangerous too (though not noisy).

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solstice


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Post: #9
07-05-2009 08:22 PM

Dogs have always been allowed on buses, I take my dogs on the bus all the time. There is a vet near the Harvester, I`ve seen rabbits on the 176, and a tarantula in a box.

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Perryman


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07-05-2009 10:24 PM

As I understand it, the 176 driver lets the tarantula out the box every few weeks when the rabbits need culling down a bit.

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psyche9


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Post: #11
08-05-2009 06:11 AM

Don't ! Am going to that vet today with my cat - I definitely do not want to find any snakes or spiders on that bus.

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shzl400


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Post: #12
08-05-2009 05:18 PM

I once took my pet rat on the bus, but was asked to leave Sainsburys ....

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solstice


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Post: #13
09-05-2009 07:30 PM

The 176 drivers have to keep those pesky school kids under control some how, just hope the spider was ok???

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roz


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Post: #14
10-05-2009 05:34 PM

Surprisingly I was once on the 122 when someone got on with a pet lamb wrapped up in their coat....very sweet. I'm not a dog fan but I have no issue about taking dogs on buses, but I do object to people letting their dogs sit on train seats as this poses a health risk.

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solstice


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Post: #15
10-05-2009 07:11 PM

You have to buy a ticket to take a dog on the train, why should`nt he sit on the seat you`ve paid for, lol. My dog always sits on my lap, she`s a lap dog. what health issues are you worried about? My daughter and I love animals we`ve always been around dogs, cats, various rodents, horses, and birds and have`nt caught anything yet.

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billham


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Post: #16
14-05-2009 08:48 AM

I have no problem with well behaved dogs being on buses or trains, or dogs in general. However they certainly shouldn't be on seats.

I travelled into London in mid afternoon the other day from HOP. The train was 2 carriages. Right in the middle group of 3 facing seats of one carriage sat a dog owner in the window seat with his/her (couldn't tell from behind) feet on the opposite seat (!) and the dog sat on the middle opposite seat. I am of course sure the dog would have had a ticket (yeah right!).

The dog didn't look aggressive, but nobody attempted to sit beside it, even though the train got quite busy. Being British none of us said a word, we just tutted under our breaths.

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Cellar Door


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Post: #17
14-05-2009 10:32 AM

billham Wrote:
Being British none of us said a word, we just tutted under our breaths...

...and quietly hate him/her for the rest of our lives.

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Happysnapper


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Post: #18
14-05-2009 01:21 PM

Do you have to buy train tickets for a dog? I never have , and I've had my ticket checked a number of times. My dog has never been asked for a ticket Smile

Totally agree that dogs shouldn't be on seats (and neither should feet). Makes me feel a bit sick sometimes to see the state of the seats. Often I prefer to stand. Anyway I spend all day sitting on my backside in an office so I'm sure standing for a few stops won't do me any harm....

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billham


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Post: #19
14-05-2009 02:06 PM

It would appear that no ticket is required

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/passenger_...imals.html

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roz


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Post: #20
14-05-2009 02:33 PM

In short I don't like to see dogs' rear ends on seats as by definition its not hygienic especially for young children and pregnant women. At least if you own animals you can control where they go. Unless dogs are going to start wearing trousers (and I know some do Rofl as encouraged by their doting owners- doting meant to be ambiguous here) I suggest its one practice best discouraged.

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