These People Swore They Didn't Want Pets Until Finally, They Got One That Changed Their Lives

by Rachel

People who want pets want them because they know that there's no happiness like a cat cuddling on your lap, a bird coming to sit on your shoulder or a dog resting its head on your feet. Pets bring so much love into our lives and anyone who has a pet knows it.

Not all people want pets. Whether it be because they don't want to take care of them or they don't understand the benefits. Some people just don't want pets and have to be talked into it by their animal-loving family members. The relationship between the anti-pet people and the pet is often complicated. In these cases, however, the relationship is nothing but love.

This dog has a more elaborate setup than anything I ever had

Human parents always want grandchildren... but grandpets?

"My dad makes a big deal about how much he hates dogs...but I always seem to catch him being adorable with his grandpups"
Human parents always want grandchildren... but grandpets?

This dog isn't allowed on the couch.

Technically, she isn't on the couch!

This dog isn't allowed on the couch.

This dad didn't want a dog. Now he hangs up the dog's coat next to his to dry after it rains.

This dad didn't want a dog. Now he hangs up the dog's coat next to his to dry after it rains.

Dogs really are a man's best friend.

"When I moved home a year ago, my dad said he didn't want a dog because they were messy and would destroy the house. Now these two are besties."
Dogs really are a man's best friend.

"My dad didn't want a dog... now he tucks the dog into bed every night."

This dad who didn't want "that dang cat" but now carries her to "her room" for bed every night.

This dad who didn't want

This anti-cat dad built bunkbeds for these cats.

The most impressive part is that the cats are actually using it.

This anti-cat dad built bunkbeds for these cats.

These grandparents who initially didn't want a cat. But now set Lulu a place at the dinner table.

These grandparents who initially didn't want a cat. But now set Lulu a place at the dinner table.

This mother who refused to pat their puppy when they first got him... and now cooks him sweet potatoes every day.

This mother who refused to pat their puppy when they first got him... and now cooks him sweet potatoes every day.

This dad who didn't want a dog at all and now considers the dog equal to his child!

This dad who didn't want a dog at all and now considers the dog equal to his child!

These parents were anti-dog, until their child left home.

"Growing up, my parents were strictly anti-dog. Since I’ve moved out I think they must really miss me... Meet Walker(right) Lincoln(center) and the new arrival Boone(the baby on the left). That’s the happiest I’ve ever seen my dad."
These parents were anti-dog, until their child left home.

"And my dad said he didn't want a dog..."

This dad who didn't want a dog in the house, but then buys it a paddling pool

This dad who didn't want an iPad. Or a dog, for that matter.

This dad who didn't want an iPad. Or a dog, for that matter.

Some pets have to love other family members when children move out.

"Had to leave my cat when I left for college, she is finally warming up to my father even though they used to hate each other."
Some pets have to love other family members when children move out.

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