Listen to the above suggestions. Ask your Dad and siblings to help. When you are ready, take your Mom to the pet store or pound and say you are "just looking". Play with the pups and get your Mom to enjoy them, too. Then, when she's laughing and having fun, pop the question! Go in for the kill. My nephews and brother-in-law did exactly this and my sister gave in. Now, the nephews of course didn't follow up on their promises but my sis loves this dog to high heavens and takes care of him. Everyone is happy.
tell her that if you're going to be mature this is the perfect opportunity to show her that you can be an adult. Also say that if you can take care of a puppy then you can take care of yourself. -roux-
do what i did find a cute puppy (that works for you and your family) at a rescue or breeder then show your mom and force her to take you too meet the puppy and then when she meets the puppy she falls in love and you beg her to buy it and vwalla you have a puppy :D
You need to show your mom you are mature enough to take care of a puppy, which grows to be a larger animal needing lots of care.
Do you do house chores around the house? Do you keep your bedroom clean? Do you do your homework faithfully? Are you good at sitting for your siblings etc? If you answer no to these questions, mom will know you are not ready to handle the big responsibility that goes along with owning a pet. Dogs need to be walked daily, they can be expensive [Visits to the Vet] Can you afford the pet?
It is easy to say you want a pet, but when it comes time to care for it,how well will you do the job.? Talk to mom to see if that is why she is not giving in..Work from that point to better yourself.:)
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Hi Taken! My, let's think about why she isn't ready to have anything or body live in her house other than the 2 of you. She seems to be pretty strict about this. Granted, it is a house you both share and you have a right to need things to make you comfortable as well. A puppy is a Life Long responsibility. You need to be prepared mentally and physically to support another animal. When you do move out, you'll have to pay extra and remember all the vet bills, the walking, the potty training, (do you have nice carpets? could be a prob. with your mom) I love all animals and animal therapy might be good for both of you. Show her you have taken all of the expenses into consideration and can continue to study, do your chores, work, and give to this puppy by setting up a daily time schedule for your puppy and you. Also show a financial analysis and how she will not be burdened. Pick a puppy that's appropriate for your lifestyle and living area. Please don't go with a St. Bernard in an apartment in Florida! :) Good luck. I think you can do it!