9 Reasons to Say No When Your Child Wants a Puppy


5. You’re a renter

Many apartment buildings and condominium complexes ban pets entirely. You certainly don’t want to breach your contract and risk being thrown out of your home. Even if your landlord allows pets, dog odors and stains can be difficult to get rid of.

You’ll probably end up losing your damage deposit and paying fees for repairs and replacements. It may or may not be worth the trouble to you.