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Would love to have another puppy but hubby says NO. How can i change his mind?

we lost our dog of 14 years about a year ago and i catch myself thinking about him often and missing just having him around. i have mentioned several times to my husband about getting another puppy but he is dead set on NO. it was so painful when we lost our Levi and my husband said that he would never put his family through that again. we had Levi before we had our children he was just like 1 of our kids. our boys have not mentioned getting another puppy but i know they would be so happy.

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Asked by hollieshobbie at 10:40 AM on Oct. 1, 2010 in Pets

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  • I would get one for a trial period, he would love him and he'd want to keep it!! That's what DD did to me..

    Answer by mygirlpaige at 10:41 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Try an outing to the local animal shelter, and rescuing a dog from there. Explain to your husband that having pets is what teaches kids about responsibility, life and death. Every child should have a pet, whether it's a cat or dog.. or even a fish. GL!

    Answer by BisketLiss at 10:43 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • The best cure for a broken heart is a heart full of love, and a new puppy would be such a good thing for your Hubby.... Just one suggestion though, please rescue a puppy, there are so many out there that need a good home...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:44 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • time for you and hubby need to sit down and talk ,he has no right to say no to other dog ,live is to teach us death ,yes you get hurt but you grow from that ,we just don't stop living when we lose something we love, get other dog maybe not a puppy maybe a dog from the shelter this make family to heal and help a dog to heal as well

    Answer by dutchcanadain at 10:48 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Please.....never just bring home a puppy for a trial period.. it's cruel. You're giving that puppy hope that it's found a home, and then potentially sending it back to where it came from, or on to another home. It's confusing. When puppies leave their mothers, it should be to a permanent and secure home. They are more likely to develop into smart, healthy, loving and loyal dogs that way. Not to mention, having to send it back can be hard on your children.

    Dogs from animal shelters can be wonderful additions to your home. The best way to go about it is to bring the whole family to the shelter, and meet the candidates. Take time to walk those you're interested in, and get to know them. Ask the staff questions like age, gender, health, level of energy, etc. Get all the info you can on the dog and it's breed before you adopt. Don't pressure your hubby too much, he may still be greiving over your other dog. Good luck!

    Answer by BisketLiss at 10:53 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • you also could foster and test the waters. Shelters and rescues are always looking for wonderful foster families!

    Answer by pitbull4me at 11:21 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • I would tell him how you feel and then see if he will go to the shelter with you...maybe once he sees a cut little puppy he will change his mind. If not well I would say just bring it home ... if your husband wants a happy wife well he will understand.

    Answer by armywife8879 at 9:33 PM on Oct. 1, 2010

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