9 Reasons to Say No When Your Child Wants a Puppy


8. You have other dogs or cats that are temperamental

For families that already have dogs or cats, adding a new puppy to the equation can have unpleasant results. Some animals are more moody than others. Those pets may have a hard time adjusting to the new addition.

If the pets you currently own aren’t exactly friendly, it will probably be easier for everyone to leave things as they are.