9 Reasons to Say No When Your Child Wants a Puppy


2. You don’t have the time

If you know that your child isn’t old enough or interested enough to take on the responsibility of caring for a pet, you’ll be the one who gets stuck with feeding, walking and cleaning up after a puppy.

Between your job, errands and chores around the house, you may not have the time to devote to taking care of a dog.