Introduction: How to Convince Your Parents to Get You a Pet?

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As we all know everyone likes pets,but not all of us can get them,only because parents don't let them,

that is why I will help you today!

Just follow these steps and you will get your furry,I will straight away tell you that it might not work,so please if it wont no mean comment.

Step 1: Decide What Pet You Want.

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Before you do anything you should decide what pet would be best for you,

to do it think about how much space you have in your home,how much money you will be able to spend on the pet every month,if you have any allergies(or some one in your family),how much time you would spend on your pet and so on,you could even find a quiz and decide what pet you want on it!

Step 2: Find Information About the Pet You Chose!

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Then you will want to find something out about the pet you chose,like what you need to buy for it,or some facts so these such things this will be useful for the other steps.

Step 3: Write Everything You Found Out in a Note Book

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After that write everything you found out in a notebook it will be useful

Step 4: Write Your Parents a Letter

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So then write a letter to your parents about the pet,it should be about everything you found out about the pet,why you want it,and what you promise to do,then give it to them

It should be something like that:

Dear mom and dad,

I am writing to you to tell you that I really wanted a pet recently,and I found out lots of facts about

the pet I want,so it is (the pet you chose here).

I found out these things about them:



(and more facts)

I want a pet because I would love a loyal companian,I would love playing with it, training it.

I will (depends on what pet you want)

from your (son or daughter)

(your name)

Step 5: Save Money(if It Didn't Work Keep Reading)

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Say that you will save money,and you will buy everything for the pet,but for your parents to buy the pet,

it might be always a problem that they say it costs a lot!

If it not a problem with money,then just always have a answer for a problem,like if your parents would say that pet stinks,say that you will open windows clean cage and stuff

Step 6: If It Didn't Work Then Try Again in a Few Weeks

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So by now you might have pet if you do congrats if you don't try again in a few weeks because you don't want to

make your parents annoyed,so try and try


rosslynchtbfan (author)2017-11-30

i told my dad i wanted a dog and i promised to do all of my chores and he said no and then he said you can't have one because all that comes out of your mouth are lies and we told the renters that a pet won't be living with us so no. what do i do/reply with?

MeowMeowCat (author)2017-11-20

Okay, so, i want a rabbit for christmas.

I cleaned my room, and wrote my parents an essay on why i should get a rabbit.

When i said the word ‘bunny’ to my mom, she said no. But after reading the essay, she changed it to a ‘I’ll think about it’.

So i did the dishes, and my mom confronted me and said that she hoped i wasnt sucking up.

How can i change this to a yes by Christmas, without looking desperate?

HopeH7 (author)2015-12-02

I've tried and tried and tried for years now. I've made slides about facts and showed them. They don't want a dog at all. WHAT DO I DO? please help

natalia.mills (author)HopeH72017-08-06

Same with me Hope. I have wanted a dog FOREVER but my parents say no :(

But recently I think my mum has fallen for it, just need to convice my dad :)

Same but my parents are getting divorced and my dad is taking our current dog so i should have a puppy soon hopefully

BisanPlays (author)HopeH72017-09-06

same, I have tried 5 years and nothing. I did everything I could,save money, write a book,make a scavenger hunt and the prize is a note saying "get me a dog please" But STILL NOTHING!!!!!!!!!

Dog_plz (author)BisanPlays2017-10-14

I've been trying for 8 years now. HELP PLZ

ipier174 (author)HopeH72016-12-29

I feel the same way too I've tried for about 5 years I don't know what to do either

jqueen100 (author)HopeH72016-12-12

you should tell all the stuff you did to benefit yours and the others life

lwesler24 (author)2017-11-11

This is a corgi I want this dog

lwesler24 (author)2017-11-11

I gave my mom and dad a note and I have been looking at puppies for a long time my brother said we are going to breed are dog but I don't believe him and I have worked really hard for one but yet I can have a rabbit but not a dog that is just not fair. I watched are dog when he was a puppy and yet I don't have a puppy I think they are talking aboyt it but IDK if they are.

hwil6690 (author)2017-09-27

I emailed my dad saying I wouldn't bother him about getting a kitten getting it next week! ( maybe next month :( )

I have a dog (WERE STILL KEEPING HIM) but we have to bring him to the vet so they know....get him..fixed. We dont know if the kitten is a girl or not but still.

Jay-nana alfa dog (author)2017-08-28

Try it! if you... want a pet it takes time and work, but keep in mind a pet takes alot of work to.

Jay-nana alfa dog (author)2017-08-28

It worked well!

Jay-nana alfa dog (author)2017-08-28

Thats how I got my first pet, lily. She's a Guinea Pig although it took More than 1 year it worked. (-:

kwalker-connelly (author)2017-08-15

i have a guinea pig already but want another one, so i know all the facts and am responsible with my other one. what should i do?

panda_pig (author)2017-04-27

Well i already have 2 guinea pigs and i wanted to ask for 2 parrots.My mum is in with me and she agrees too,but my dad said that we would have too much in our house and it would be more work.
Yesterday i took out a book about owning parrots and i showed my parents that i would do all of it.
Im starting to save up money to buy the food and cage and im going to ask my parents (if theyre convinced)to buy the animal.
This really helped!
And not many people use guinea pigs in articles like these :)?

Duff347 (author)panda_pig2017-07-13

well, sometimes what works is asking for more than that, lets say 6 parrots. Then you can say, how about 2? If you have the most stubborn parents in the world (like mine) you can also ask for it until a holiday, like Christmas, Valentines day, Birthday, ect.. My last tip is to plan out where to put things and basically how to deal with them, so if a bird is noisy, you will know how to quiet it down a bit, also where can you fit a bird cage in your house? They need two cages so be prepared to tell them where your going to fit two cages! Another thing to think about is the price an african grey parot alone can cost 1000 - 1300 dollars. Best of luck ~ Duff ?❤️

ChelseaM65 (author)2017-07-10

I have no pets I have previous dogs and 1 cat but my mum won't let me get a hamster simply cause she doesn't want anymore pets but my dad said he doesn't see why not how do I convince my mum now she is also very stubborn ?

SakuraHaruno (author)2017-05-23

i have 1 indoor cat and i want a dog because shes to lonly and i dont want 2 cats that seems to much to me i made a google slides and a letter let my friends with dogs and that know alot about them help im not sure about timing i mean everyone is happy im just dont know

ChristyB52 (author)2017-05-22

I already have 2 indoor cats who are scared of my little goldfish. I really want any other pet, but my mum always says no! Her reason- "because she says no" help!?

RoryGHartley (author)2017-03-28

My parents are questioning on whether to get me a dog or not. They think I'm not ''responsible'' enough. I have tried taking or dog, Coco, on walks, do chores, clean, etc. But they still are thinking about it. We are in a really rough time right now because my dad got fired and we are going to move. Plz help

Jada Durby (author)RoryGHartley2017-05-17

I know you really want a dog, but timing is important If you ask while you are still having problems, the answer will most likely be no. Wait for everyone to be happy, then ask. It's not garunteed that they will say yes, but it will increase their chances. :)

Jada Durby (author)2017-05-17

I really want a pet blue parakeet. I haven't got it yet, but I think I might have a pretty good chance. I bugged my mom all week by telling her facts about parakeets (lol) to show her how much I knew about them. I then cleaned and reorganized my room completely without being told to, purposefully leaving an empty spot on my dresser (*wink*). Instead of writing a letter, I made a presentation with a lot of the info about parakeets. I also included what to do in case it chokes, if there's a fire, or other emergency. I also found the price and have enough money already. I want to get a boy named Indy. Wish me luck!

Puppypigs443 (author)2017-05-05

I already have a pet, a dog.I REALLY want this cute,little baby pig.I have asked my parents and my father said yes but my mom says it's a bad idea.What should I do?

autumn.farrington00 made it! (author)2017-05-02

i have a bird it took me along time but, all you do is say how much money you have and work for the money and then beg and beg ask your mom that's what i did and i have a bird named monkey because he loves bananas.*lol*

Mickey M (author)2016-04-09

Can someone help me? I have wanted a pet bird since forever, and my dad is the most stubborn man on earth, thus not letting me get one. I have made promises to take care of it, yet he still won't let me.

106075 (author)Mickey M2016-05-10

my mom won't let me either I am a girl and I want a girl pet but they just won't get me one

Mickey M (author)1060752016-05-11

I've been saving up for quite a while now, and they are still being stubborn, even though I have offered to pay for EVERYTHING. I wish my dad would say yes for me to get a bird

animallover188 (author)Mickey M2017-02-21

oh plz I have lived with a bird before AKA a parrot if you get one it will anoy so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they are so noisy and just wont shut up if I wanted a bird it would NOT be a parrot

panda_pig (author)animallover1882017-04-27

Well im getting 2 parrots so...?

what are his reasons? Knowing them would help us help you

animallover188 (author)1060752017-02-21

I already have a guinea pig but I am hoping for another guinea pig or a dog I want a yorkie so bad or a pug and yes I do get what you mean

here's some advice if u want to get it be the nicest man (or girl)on earth and do chores for money

AlbusDumbledore (author)Mickey M2016-12-30

i know that you posted this a while ago, and i hope you got one in that time. Im having the same problem with my dad, just read what i commented.

CaitlynC11 (author)2017-04-13

Hey. I really want a shih tzu dog and I offered to pay for it myself Ive been saving my money for ages. But my mom and dad are saying no because "they don't have time" what should I do ?

general sheppard (author)2017-04-03

can someone help me about getting a corgi? its a dog

CaitlynC11 Reply
Don't keep asking. Be polite and ask your mom/dad is there any chores to be done around the house. Keep your bedroom tidy. Fold clothes and put them away etc. Buy a money box and start saving using change you find around the house and trade t for notes at your loacal supermarket. I hope this help :)
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cesharktail2 (author)2017-03-28

Hey there, my parents won't get me a horse. I have been horse riding for ages and they still won't get me one! We have somewhere to keep it and I have written many essays but it still doesn't work. Please I really need someone's advice please.


AlbusDumbledore (author)2016-12-30

hey, i really want an african grey parrot. Im 13, making my own money (babysitting etc), and my dad is totally against it. He said that i have to write 100 page essay to convince him, and it has to be good! I've written proper essays before with the MLA format, all i need is good topics and plenty of openers. He was really concerned with disease, i showed him 4 i could get and explained why i wouldn't be able to get them. I will definitely put that in the essay, but its 100 pages! there's only so much i could say about 4 diseases! He also asked me how i would feel if i was in a cage, but the thing is im planning to save up for a HUGE one. Like a dog kennel for 2 dogs type of size (obviously for a bird but i'm just trying to get you guys to understand what i mean).Im planning to save up for a year at least. He recently bought me a hamster which i am grateful for, but he says i already have a dog, hamster, and cat. So he wont let me get a bird, even if i pay for it! And i told him the cat is moms but he wont listen to me. Please help me with topics and openers!

Well my friend has an African grey named sweetie pie and she has a huge cage to fly around in

Mickey M (author)AlbusDumbledore2016-12-30

Hey Albus, it's Harry Potter. Kidding! So, your dad sounds like mine. He was stubborn about buying a bird, but for different reasons. He was concerned about the mess, and where we would put it. Finally, I just stopped asking him and showed him just how responsible I could be. And guess what? I got my bird about a month later. Some openers you could use is: How african parrots help to raise levels of happiness. Also, since your dad seems to feel bad for the bird stuck in a cage all day, you could put that there are cages that have an open top where your bird could play. Good luck and I hope this helps!

AngusG7 (author)Mickey M2017-01-26

you should just type it up in really big font so that it spreads over to 100 pages

AshmitP1 (author)2017-03-15

My mom says dog carry germs what to do

Ffz (author)2017-03-04

My whole family wants a dog but my dad won't let us because he has to spend money!!someone help please!

Maybe just make money from chores!

Kakepie (author)Ffz2017-03-04

Just save your own money by doing chores and use it to buy the dog

animallover188 (author)2017-02-21


animallover188 (author)2017-02-20

i have wanted a dog for a very very long time and I tried convincing him and my mom but I think this will work

Demonness (author)2017-02-13

Help me I'm trying to convince my dad to get a dog and he says I'll think about it then I'll give him GREAT reasons and he'll say maby

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