POPSUGAR Pets Advice Do Tell: Do You Like Strangers to Pick Up Your Pets? by Pets 6/05/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Sign up for our daily newsletter > Source Read More Do TellAdvice Advice If Your Guy Does These 16 Things, Congrats! You Found a Real Man 32 Traits of a Good Boyfriend (According to Men) 10 Things an 82-Year-Old Stranger on a Plane Taught Me About Love Spice Up Your Relationship With This 30-Day Challenge POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Food DIY Home Vegetarian Tech Love and Sex Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. DarlingDA 6 years Dachshunds are prone to back problems, and have to be picked up with care, so i get pissed when people grab her and don't support her. Plus, she will lick or possibly pee when she gets super excited, and people get surprised and have dropped her. ladyr 6 years No!! This seriously bugs me!! A small dog should be approached like any other dog! Strangers sometimes try to pick up my small dog, but it usually scares the crap out of her! She generally likes to be petted and is pretty social (she especially LOVES children), but she does NOT like to be picked up by someone she has just met. If someone she doesn't know just scoops her up, she will bite at them (not viciously to hurt or draw blood, just kind of mouthing and making scared noises to get them to put her down). Once she gets to know someone, though, she usually can't wait to snuggle up in their lap! FrogsOblivious 6 years when people come over I don't mind them loving my cats, and the cats love it. they must think the people come over just for them =) not people's 3-6 year olds though.. Not sure if they're going to hurt them or not :\ fleurfairy 6 years No. It annoys me when strangers come up to my dog and get him all riled up or pick him up without asking me. He's hyper as it is and the "ooooohhh hi baby!" sends him over the edge. It's frustrating because it undoes my training. georgiagem 6 years No......I hate it actually. I don't like people even calling him or trying to lure him over to them. I think it's so rude. If you want to pet my Teddy then ask first. Geesh. Renees3 6 years People ALWAYS want to pick up Rocksy. She's a 5 lbd mini dachshund and for some reason people just think it's ok. ESPECIALLY kids. But it's not good because kids don't pick her up properly and can actually hurt her. So I try to deter it or help them hold her. 6 years If someone could catch my min pin, pick him up, and he let's him/her pick him up, I would not have a problem with it. But since none of those is likely to ever happen, then I just say no one is allowed to pick him up. weffie 6 years No! And I really hate it when people stick their fingers in the bird cage!! 6 years No, you don't just pick up someone's pet. Do you just pick up someone's baby?? It's incredibly rude. People think pets are toys and for entertainment. My pets are my kids and I am very protective of them. (plus one has a hurt hip) I don't allow anyone to pick them up or yell commands at them if they don't ask me or don't know what they are doing! Smacks83 6 years *let alone Smacks83 6 years No, no and NO. First, its rude (dude, I don't even know you!) and secondly you don't know if my pet is a biter or just having a really bad day. I much prefer to be asked even before you approach any pet, let along pet it or pick it up. lilren 6 years I'm not a big fan of strangers picking up my dog. She's quite wiggly and on more than one occasion, she's been dropped. I think it's always better to ask the owner before picking up someone else's pet.