How do I get my parents to get me a dog?

How do I get my parents to get me a dog? Topic: How do I get my parents to get me a dog?
July 16, 2019 / By Aidan
Question: I really want a dog! Dogs are my favorite animal. But my parents keep saying no. What do I do? Im not joking and I really want one!!!!!!!! take this seriously or don't comment!!!!! They say the reason they say no is because they had a dog before I was born and when it died they were really sad because they said it was like part of the family. But I think it would teach me responsibility and stuff like that.
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Suse Suse | 6 days ago
The thing is you have to show you are responsible.Do all your chores and homework.Listen to your parents.Also talk with them and ask them why they do or don't want you to have a dog.After you've shown your parents how responsible you are then maybe they'll get you a dog.
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Suse Originally Answered: Do social services look at your parents when your looking to being foster parents at a young age?
that might come up when they do the metal evaluation....not sure...i don't think they would look at them individually though...A home study and evaluation of the members of the foster family household or the relative’s family household must determine compliance with all of the following criteria for certification or approval: Age: Each foster parent must be over the age of 21. Health: Each member of the household of the foster family must be in good physical and mental health and free from communicable diseases. However, physical handicaps or illness of foster parents or members of their household must be in consideration only as they affect the ability to provide adequate care to foster children or may affect an individual child’s adjustment to the foster family. Cases must be evaluated on an individual basis with assistance of a medical consultant when indicated. A written report from a physician on the health of a family, including a complete physical examination of the applicant, must be filed with the agency initially and biennially thereafter. Additional medical reports must be furnished upon the request of either the agency worker or the foster parent. Employment: Employment of a foster parent outside the home must be permitted when there are suitable plans for the care and supervision of the child at all times, including after school and during the summer. Such plans must be made part of the foster family record and must receive prior agency approval, unless only one of the two foster parents is working outside the home. Marital Status: The marital status of an applicant may be a factor in determining whether or not a certification or approval will be granted only as it affects the ability to provide adequate care to foster children. Changes in marital status must be reported to the authorized agency; existing certificates or letters of approval may be revoked, and new certificates or letters of approval issued consistent with the best interests of the child. Character: Each applicant for certification or approval must be required to provide the agency with the names of three persons who may be contacted for references. The agency must seek signed statements from these individuals attesting to the applicant’s moral character, mature judgment, ability to manage financial resources, and capacity for developing a meaningful relationship with children, or interview the individuals in person. Ability and Motivation: The agency must explore each applicant’s ability to be a foster parent and must discuss the following topics: The reasons a person seeks to become a foster parent. The understanding of the foster parent role, including the responsibilities of foster parents in relation to the child, the agency, and the family. The person’s concerns and questions about foster care services. The person’s psychological readiness to assume responsibility for a child and his/her ability to provide for a child’s physical and emotional needs. The agency’s role and authority to supervise the placement. The attitudes that each person who would be sharing living accommodations with the child in foster care has about foster care and his/her concept of a foster child's role in the family. The awareness of the impact that foster care responsibilities have upon family life, relationships, and current lifestyle. The principles related to the development and discipline of children and the need of each child for guidance, a supportive relationship, appropriate stimulation, and the opportunity to identify with a parent or surrogate whose history reflects a value system that is socially constructive. A person’s self-assessment of his/her capacity to provide a child with a stable and meaningful relationship. hope this helps or provides you with additional information...you have to understand that these kids aren't just taken into the system because the parents are messed up, they too have emotional problems which can lead to alot...make sure your ready to tackle that at such a young age...good luck!!!

Randi Randi
My parents have been saying no for 14 years, and then one day we went to a friends place with a gorgeous little maltese terrier, and they caved! funny, but the dog we met was so well behaved, and so sweet! what type of dog do u want? my dog is now a year old, and the best thing that ever happened to me! she is also a maltese terrier, and sleeps on my feet! you have to convince your parents that u will pick up the poops, and clean up the messes, and even sometimes buy the dog food! but i said all that, and i didnt have to because my parents love her so much!
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Mercia Mercia
Show that you are responsible, clean up round the house, show them your knowledge of dogs and tell them how comitted you are to walking them atleast twice a day. If they still say no, then it might not be possible. Discuss with them more about there reasons for not wanting a dog. Hope this helps :)
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Lenore Lenore
If you love dogs.. Would you put them in a kennel whilst you're away on holiday? Would you be able to go anywhere and not worry that you have a dog?
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Jools Jools
They no doubt fear they will be the ones caring for the dog. Other reasons.... they work, they don't like animals, too much trouble etc. When your a adult you can have as many dogs as you want.
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Jools Originally Answered: To parents:what do we teens have to do for our parents to trust us?
This is hard. A parent's worse fear is that their child won't come home because they've gotten killed doing something dumb. The best way to gain and keep your parent's trust is to be responsible. That means not needing to be told when your room needs cleaning or homework needs to be donw or chores need to be finished. Taking responsibility to things you don;t HAVE to do also shows your parents that you are thinking clearly. I would feel if you are thinking clearly at home, there is more of a chance of you doing the right thing outside of the home. But once, you lose that trust, getting it back is hard. Parents feel like they made a mistake. What if that misplaced trust ended up with you dying in a car wreck or being arrested for drug possession? A parent will feel guilty because they didn't know their child as well as they thought. They won't trust you nor will they trust themselves to determine when you can be trusted. It's not about punishing kids emotionally. Yes, punishment is necessary, but with me it's more of a sense of protection than anything else. Trust me, if you've ever been around a parent who has lost a child then you would understand the kind of pain a parent goes through.
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