9 Reasons to Say No When Your Child Wants a Puppy


Puppies are cute, cuddly and can be a lot of fun. However, they can also be a lot of work. Getting a dog is a big decision that shouldn’t be made on impulse. If your son or daughter has been asking about a furry addition to the family, it may be in everyone’s best interest to postpone or even pass on that pet.

Here are nine reasons to say no when your child wants a puppy:

1. Your child isn’t ready for the added responsibility

It’s important to make sure your kids are responsible enough to care for a new puppy. If they’re too young to really grasp the concept of caring for another living being, it’s probably a good idea to wait on adopting a dog.