We have three kitties and a golden retriever/yellow lab mix. The dog is actually a flunkie from a helper dog program and is VERY well-trained--I doubt he'll be too much of a nuisance. All the pets can be locked/crated in the basement if need be, but I'd prefer not to if I knew they wouldn't freak out during a birth. How did your pets react during your homebirth? The only people there will be me, my DH, and my two midwives, so I'm a bit concerned about making sure that the dog is fed and let out if I have a long labor, but I don't really have anywhere else to take him.