Whether they're objecting because of allergies, money, or time, we’ve got solutions.

By Dina Roth Port
January 12, 2018
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It happens all too often: The kids are begging for a cute puppy or a fat, fluffy cat, and Mom is on board—but Dad is totally against the idea (or vice versa). Maybe one parent gets the sniffles any time he so much as sees a picture of a tabby, or hates the idea of all that dog or cat hair messing up the house. Maybe there’s concern that the pet will disrupt the family lifestyle too much. Whatever the reason for the stalemate, we have some simple solutions.

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