9 Reasons to Say No When Your Child Wants a Puppy


6. You have an infant or toddler

While your older children might be ready to take care of a new puppy, adopting one may not be appropriate for those with younger kids. Certain breeds of dogs can cause respiratory problems in infants and toddlers.

They can also chew and bite unexpectedly. Keep your littlest ones in mind before you begin the adoption process. You always want to make sure health and safety are the top priorities in your household.