I know this question has been asked before but my situation is different. My parents are getting divorced next week or so. My dad is not allergic to dogs and I have chosen to stay with him. My dad agrees that I should get a lovable pet but he thinks that we don't have enough room for a dog. That isn't true. We have a huge backyard. My dad is a professor and I am a student, so we will have the summer off. He doesn't think the summer will be long enough to train a dog, but we also have most of fall. Eventually we will get back to school, but even then I think the dog will be housebroken and know most the basic commands. My dad's major problem is money. He has a lot, actually, and gets a steady income from his job. I have 3,000 dollars saved up by babysitting and dogsitting. My neighbor, before he moved, had some wonderful dogs who I took care of. He had a great paying job and I got a lot of money. I think it is enough to pay for the dog. We are going to adopt, too, so it will not be costly. I am already extremely responsible. My dad's main complaint is that I am always depressed and sulking. I try to tell him that having a dog will fix that but usually he does not listen or is too busy. I told him that after the divorce we can get a dog. It won't be too long from now, but everything will be a little better. Our condition will become more stable to raise our dog. Please help and don't give me snide comments like "grow up" or "pay for it and get your own house"
Because I NEED a dog. I am depressed. I will grow up normally if I have this companion.