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A dog owner is generally responsible if her dog bites someone. Since your daughter is an adult, she will be responsible for the damages. Generally, a dog is not required to be put down after an isolated bite, including under Georgia law. If the damages from the bite were more severe, Georgia law may classify it as a "dangerous dog," in which case your daughter would be "strictly liable" for any damages from a future bite. Your parents' homeowners insurance usually would cover this if your sister lives in the house where the bite occurred - it is impossible to know for certain without seeing the policy.