Held Back from the Perfect dog!

Just yesterday I went to see a shelter dog, she was 2 years old, barely shed, barely barked, is housetrained, doesn't chew on bad things,was the cutest thing you ever saw, and was literally the pefect dog! But my mom kept complaining that she was big and for 2 years old but I though she was small! She'd said we'll think adout it and we might be able to get her tommorrow but, every time I ask her (the decision is up to her seeing as my dad loves the dog as much as me) she always said no...
Any way to persuade her to say yes or show her how much I love that dog so that she'd understand?

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4 replies since 24th July 2010 • Last reply 24th July 2010

A dog is a huge responsibility,so maybe that's why your Mum's being a bit hesitant. Then it's also a big expense too, and always a problem at vacations etc. They also enjoy company during the day, and can't be left alone for too long.
If you've thought it all through, You would have to convince her that you'll look after the dog and take resposibility for feeding, training etc. and any other problems that may arise.
I love my dogs dearly, and my other pets too, but they are a big commitment

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True but I've had a dog before, it was a puppy and ate everything it eventually died eating something bad.. I think my mom thinks every dog is like my other dog- which she did not like very much..
and the dog is priced at 175 usd so its not to pricy..

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For the shelters around here, that is very expensive x_x
But maybe you can help push her to say 'yes' if you say that you'll fully take care of the dog and if it dosen't work out you'll pay her back the money some how. (Even if you have to do extra chores or what-not)

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Perhaps you should remind her that a shelter dog, if it doesnt find a home, will be euthanized. usually that period of time is two weeks--at least it is for kitties. Happy (If the dog happens to be black, also let her know that black cats and dogs are the least-often adopted--thereby being the most euthanized.)

What is her reasoning for complaining that the dog is big for its age? That just means that it's a healthy animal, or got the larger breed's genetics, in the case that it is a mutt.

I don't know how a mom would react to that, but Shlomi and I rescued a teensy kitten, and the only reason he didn't insist on taking her to a shelter is that I told him about the euthanization practices for animals who are sick, too young, runts, or not adopted within a certain amount of time. We are still searching (desperately!!) for a home, but at least we were able to save a life. Happy

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