It's really a shame that he is allergic to dogs because he loves them. One day I had the Martha Stewart show on in the background while we played. Martha was featuring some dogs who were up for adoption. Ethan caught a glimpse of a dog and was sold. He wanted that dog.
He tried to climb up the television stand to get to the dog :)
We have visited friends with dogs. Ethan either shows no allergic reaction or gets itchy around his eyes and mouth, depending on how much interaction he had with the dog. This weekend we stopped in to see friends and allowed Ethan to pet their dog. He didn't show a reaction this time and he loved her.
We hope he'll outgrow this allergy. I can't imagine him growing up without a pet.