(Closed) Anyone else NOT have pets?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Do you have furbabies/pets?
    Yes : (51 votes)
    41 %
    No, because of finances : (8 votes)
    6 %
    No, because of lack of time : (10 votes)
    8 %
    No, because of allergies/health concerns : (5 votes)
    4 %
    No, because of space constraints/rental restrictions : (10 votes)
    8 %
    No, for another reason : (9 votes)
    7 %
    I don't now, but have in the past : (8 votes)
    6 %
    I don't now, but hope to in the future : (12 votes)
    10 %
    No, I or my SO doesn't like pets (can't believe I forgot this option!) : (12 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3482 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    We desperately want pets but can’t start adopting furbabies until we buy a place of our own.

    We’re currently renting in a pet-free building, but even if we rented somewhere that allows them, I would still wait. I don’t want to be caught in a situation where we have to move out and then can’t find a pet-friendly place again.

    Post # 4
    Member
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I haven’t had any pets my whole life… until I moved in with my husband. My dad is allergic so we’ve never gotten to have pets, I would always dog sit whenever I could b/c I love dogs! Now I’m very happy to have my very own furbaby finally.

    Post # 5
    Member
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I’m still at home, where we have a cat and a dog, but I won’t be able to have a pet with Fiance for quite some time. I work four days a week for 10 hours, plus a one hour commute each way, and he’s going to be going back to school. It’s sad, but we’re going to have to put animals off for awhile.

    Post # 6
    Member
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I know my take on this is unpopular but i do not like animals. Especially dogs. And cats. And birds. I don’t like any of them. I don’t like them sniffing me or rubbing me. I’m a terrible person!

    Post # 7
    Member
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @Mollytov: same here! I have always hated animals and we will never ever have a pet!

    Post # 8
    Member
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @krobbie: high five! I mean, i don’t want to kick them or anything but i don’t want them in my house. ;-P

    Post # 10
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    1444 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I didn’t have a pet until I was 28, then I got a dog.  My parents were always VERY against animals in the house when I was growing up (my mom understandably likes to keep things very clean, and hates the idea of shedding or other animal-oopsies), then I either moved around too much or didn’t have the time or money to keep one.  But now I really couldn’t imagine what life was like beforehand!  I completely agree that pets aren’t for everyone though!

    Post # 11
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    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We don’t have pets but hope to one day.  I am allergic to cats, although I love them!  So we hope to get a dog but at the moment with both of us working long hours full time we don’t feel its the right time.  

    Plus we are thinking of moving overseas for a year next year so if we do decide to go we won’t be getting a pet until we return.

    Post # 12
    Member
    9824 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I have a lizard at the moment and plan to adopt a shelter cat soon. I was never too fond of furry pets, but I have definitely realized there are some cool cats out there.

    I do have to say though, when you tell people “I don’t really like dogs or cats” you kind of get treated like a leper!

    Post # 13
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    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m a professional animal handler/carer and my whole days is spent with animals. I need balance in my life, so I don’t own any pets myself. (Unless you count fish)

    Post # 14
    Member
    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Both Fiance and I grew up in pet loving households, and we fully intend to get a dog in the future.  At the moment, though, we are very lazy people, and enjoy sleeping in on the weekends, taking off for trips at a moment’s notice and just worrying about ourselves.  We’ve decided to wait awhile to have pets, when we’re not so selfish. 

    Post # 15
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    14496 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We dont have any pets now, but we’ve been planning to get a dog.  I’m hesitant though, I never had a pet growing up, but he did.

    Post # 16
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    467 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Fiance has a snake (and is seriously in love with it, it’s cute and a little creepy) but I’ve always wanted a kitten. We can’t afford it at the moment but i’m hoping by next year we’ll have a furbaby of our own 🙂

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