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Is there a source of the teaching "that a house with a dog is not visited by Eliyahu HaNavi?" Is a Jew allowed to own a dog or not?

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    Sion, welcome to Mi Yodeya! Could you please edit in more information about where you've heard this teaching? That would be very helpful to potential answerers. Also, could you please edit in why you suspect that this teaching may lead to a practical prohibition? Finally, please note that "Like any library, Mi Yodeya offers tons of great information, but does not offer personalized, professional advice, and does not take the place of seeking such advice from your rabbi." – Isaac Moses Sep 6 '16 at 15:40
  • it might be regarding a single woman – hazoriz Sep 6 '16 at 17:12
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    According to Bava Kama 60b dogs like eliyahu. כלבים משחקים, אליהו הנביא בא לעיר. – user6591 Sep 6 '16 at 17:25
  • See kipa.co.il/ask/show/… where the question was asked. The Rav never heard of the idea that Eliyahu Hanovi does not visit a house with a dog. – Avrohom Yitzchok Sep 7 '16 at 15:24
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    You seem to be asking two separate, but related, questions. 1) Does Eliyahu not visit a house with a dog? 2) Is it allowed to own a dog? I would recommend splitting them up. – Scimonster Sep 8 '16 at 17:47

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