Don’t we all love to get back home to our non-human company? Unfortunately, our desire to keep a pet is not the only one that matters. We live with parents, siblings, roommates, a partner etc. If any one of them does not seem keen on this plan you might have a serious problem. So, let’s have a look at a few tricks that will surely help to bring your dream pet home.
Mention the pros of keeping a pet
This might seem like a no brainer! It’s probably something that you have been doing already. However, when you complement the pet of your liking, consider being a little more sincere. We understand that it is easy to get carried away while mentioning the pros of your future pet. Don’t bombard your members with all the good qualities your ideal pet has. Instead, show them articles or send them links about your future pet. This will show your family members that you are indeed sincere about keeping a pet.
It is important to mention that, along with the pros comes the cons. Surely, your future pet can’t only have pros and no cons. By mentioning the good things do not completely dismiss the disadvantages. In fact, only go forward with the convincing process, if you are absolutely certain you can manage the cons!
Prove to your parents or partner that you are responsible
This is an absolute must, especially if you are a younger person and are probably financially dependent on your parents. You will need to prove to everyone that you are capable enough to handle another life and that you are not just asking for a pet because it’s the latest fad. The best way to do this would be to show them that you can actually do anything once you set your mind to it. Pay attention to your academics to prove that you are dedicate. Save up on your pocket money to prove that you are responsible enough with important issues like money.
Others might be having a hard time juggling with work and home. This might make your partner unsure whether you have enough time to handle another life. If this is the issue, you need to manage your day better. Try to take out more time for your family to show them that you will be there for your future pet as well.
Offer to take care of your dream pet
This is probably the most effective tip we can give you! Suppose you want a dog, you can offer to baby sit other dogs. By doing this you will not only prove to your parents/partner that you can keep a pet but it will also make them accustomed to dogs in general. This will also give you an idea on the demands the pet actually requires in real life.
Volunteer in animal welfare organisations or NGOs that cater to the animal of your choice. This is not only an excellent way to show your dedication and affection towards them bur will also give you practical knowledge on handling the animal. It will surely prove to your family members that you are indeed ready to bring home a new member!
We know that convincing the others around you, especially when it comes to bringing home a living being, can be tough. Don’t get too frustrated with those around you. They might have reasonable concerns as well. Talk to them about their concerns and find out why they feel reluctant to bring home a new member. Their concerns might be something that can be solved. If you financially depend on your parents, offer to spend your pocket money on your pet. If your choice of animal is very social but has to be left in an empty house for a long time, search for some pet day care organisations beforehand. Remember, every problem has a solution. So respect your family members and their views and show them that there are alternatives to their concerns.
We hope this was helpful. You must convince everyone at home before you bring a pet because, it is important to give your future pet a happy positive environment to live in. Many animals get abandoned because family members weren’t accepting it. So take your time and let your family members think it through. All the best!