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Rav Ovadia Yosef on dogs being muktzeh


What is the opinion of Rav Ovadia Yosef zt”l on dogs being muktzeh on Shabbat?


R’ Ovadia Yosef zt”l holds that dogs even if they are one’s pet are muktza on shabbos and may not be handled. A bind person however may go outside while holding on to his dog’s leash.  As a side point he holds that all pets are muktza because all animals are muktza on shabbos.



Yabia Omer 5- O:CH 26(3), Halichos Olam 3 pg. 212, Yalkut Yosef Orach Chayim 9 ( Shabbos 2) pg. 384.

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