(Closed) How did you compromise on getting a pet

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

Would he consider fostering? That might be something of an inbetween step so you can both see how it goes without the lifelong commitment!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

I just begged. A lot. lol It was only a guinea pig though, not a dog or cat. His boss also encouraged him to let me adopt it (he works at an animal shelter). Good luck! I defiitely agree that you should come to a mutal decision about it.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would definitely recommend fostering a dog. If there is a certain breed you’re looking for you can find a rescue group for the breed or just go to your local humane society.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Luckily I didn’t have to. My fiance and I are both “pet people”.

2 of our 3 dogs, I’ve just told him “we’re driving to [city or state] in 2 weeks to pick up a dog”.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I already had a bird that I moved in (that Fiance hates), and I got a hamster a couple months after.  We are now about to be fostering a dog (FI finally agreed).  Apparently he just had to go pet a dog and realize how much he wanted one.  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

FH bought horrible yet thoughtful christmas presents and he realized it.  When I saw the puppy online he told me we would go get her.

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Honestly? We both wanted one but he was wary of the “costs” both money and time.

So I said “Well, let’s just go look.” And we brought her home that day. 🙂 The 2nd was way easier. “She needs a friend.” “Yeah.” 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My fiance and I agreed on getting a dog from a shelter that was 2-3 years old that was already housebroken instead of a puppy that we had to potty-train.  We love our little girl!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I said I wanted a pet (a dog, a cat, a bird, whatever) and he said no. He said we can get a fish tank and I can pick out the fish… I’m still trying to convince him to let me get a pet.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@abbyful: That’s kind of how we got our second dog. Our first dog I got from a manager at work and I called him and said, can we “test” him out over the weekend and he never left. The second was “we’re going to test a dog with Ace this weekend.” He never left either 🙂

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