50 Times Dads Didn’t Want The Damn Pet

Bringing a new pet home isn’t always an easy decision, especially when your parents don’t want  anything to do with it. Well, it turns out that some dads are simply not telling the truth. They can act and talk tough which is typical of the ‘alpha male’ in the house. But most of the time, they are no match to the overpowering cuteness of animals. And we’ve got these photos to prove that the companionship of adorable animals can melt even the toughest of hearts.

The purest love in the world is one between grumpy dads and the animal they said they didn’t want. At least according to these photos showing how these lovable cats and dogs have changed these people’s minds. Now, it appears that all types of men can fall in love with a furry friend. They only need to meet the right one. And when they meet the perfect animal companion for them, expect them to share a bond that won’t break, ever.


People Are Sharing Photos Of How Their Dads Fell In Love With Pets They Did Not Want

dads building dog houses


But why do dads hate the idea of keeping animals in the house?

There are several reasons why parents don’t want a pet in their lives. It’s not like they particularly hate cats or dogs. But it’s the responsibility that comes with them that they want to avoid. Some parents don’t want to deal with feeding and general care. Apparently, they have their own fair share of these responsibilities (with their kids) already. Keeping a cat, dog or other animal is a serious commitment and some parents may wish to take a break from all of these things.


“Dad: We Are Not Feeding That Feral Cat. Also Dad: I Set Up A Heated Cat House In The Backyard And Put A Camera So We Can Make Sure She’s Home Safe Every Night”

man builts heated house and camera for feral cat


“‘We Can’t Keep It’ – My Dad 10 Months Ago”

dads who did not want pets keep a cat


“No Matter How Much I Begged, My Dad Never Let Me Have A Pet When I Was Younger. This Is Him Dragging My Cat In A Box (Which He Named The ‘Kitty Express’) While Making Train Noises, And Laughing Like A Child”

dads who dislike pets now loving their cats


Losing a close companion can also contribute to the reasons why many do not want another animal in the home.

Past experiences with previous animals can also be another reason why dads prefer not to have animals anymore. It’s a common knowledge that cats and dogs have an average lifespan of about 10 – 16 years. Needless to say, they don’t live as long as humans do. And as we all know it, the death of a friend can leave an everlasting hole in one’s heart. This is why some people would refuse to have a new one to keep themselves from undergoing the same ordeal again.


“Caught Him Hugging The Giant Dog He Didn’t Want, He Was Also Singing The Dog His Own Personal Song”

dads loving the dogs they did not want


“Dad Went From ‘You’re Taking Him With You When You Leave.’ To ‘Are You Really Gonna Take Him With You??'”

dads and cats inseparable


“He’s Only Going To Be In The Way, I’ll Step On Him”

man wears apron with puppy holder


But, no matter what the reason is, some dads still end up falling in love with a new animal despite saying that they don’t want any.

This is especially true for middle-aged parents whose kids are already grown-up. When their kids go off to college or move out of the home, many parents experience empty nest syndrome that would really make them so sad and lonely. Now, this is where having an animal companion really helps them a lot.


“He Never Wanted A Dog. Four Days After They Met, She Helped Him To Recover From A Stroke”

puppy helps man recover from stroke


“Dad: “No animal allowed in this house!”. Also dad: ….”

man on the floor cat on the bed


“He’s Never Been A Dog Person. Ever. And Now My Dad Takes Yuki Sailing And Talks To Her Wherever They Go”

man takes his dog everywhere he goes


Men are naturally social creatures who are wired to sustain emotional bonds with others.

But as they age, their interaction with their circles of friends also declines with time. So, they are more likely to turn to their animal friends for emotional support. Some dads may refuse the idea of having a cat or dog, but not until they finally meet their loyal companion. And once they create a bond, there’s just no way you could separate them.


“My Dad (79) Went From ‘I Don’t Want That Dang Cat’ To Carrying Her To ‘Her Room’ For Bed Each Night”

dad carries his cat to bedroom every night


“He Was A Firm Opponent Of The Hairless Cat But Skin To Skin Is The Best Way To Connect”

hairless cat hater falls in love with a sphynx


“It Took 3 Years To Convince Him Since ‘He’s More Of A Cat Person.’ He Finally Agreed As Long As The Pup Wasn’t Allowed On The Bed Or Furniture. This Is Now What I Wake Up To Every Morning”

cat person falls in love with a dog


“If Your Dad Didn’t Say ‘We Are Not Keeping The Cat’ And Then Bond With Her And Love Her The Most Is He Even Your Dad?

dads bonding with cats they did not want


This image proves that people will do anything for their furry friends

“My Dad: I Don’t Want Dogs In This House. Also My Dad:”

man buys portable pool for his dog


“‘That Brown Dog’ Became ‘Brown Dog’ Became ‘Mr. Brown’ Became ‘Doc Brown Wants To Stay With Me When You Move Out.’ Doc Brown Did Move Out With Us, This Is Their First Reunion After About 6 Months”

dog hater dads changing their minds


“Dad – ‘I Dont Want A Dog!’ Also Dad – ‘Gaston Need Is Own Bed And Night Table'”

dog has his own bed and night table


“My Grumpy Dad When He Holds Up The Cat So She Can Look Out The Window”

grumpy dads falling in love with cats


“My Dad Dressed ‘The Dog He Didn’t Want’ In My Childhood Dress He Kept For His First Grand Daughter”

man dresses dog he did not want


“I Wasn’t Keen On Getting Cats ( I Can’t Even Pet Them), I Now Watch Videos For Cats With Luna At Least Once A Day”

cat and owner watch videos together


“My Father, Who Used To Hate Cats, And Linus, My Cat”

cat hater hugging a kitty


“My dad: CAN WE RETURN IT??? IF WE KEEP IT, IT CAN’T GO ON THE FURNITURE AND I WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH IT. My dad, out loud, mere days later: “Let’s move this pillow to give you more room. Are you comfy? Do you want some pets? Let’s read together.”

cat and owner bonding together


“My Dad Said No Dogs Ever Again After Our Last One Passed Several Years Ago. My Mom Has Always Wanted A Dachshund, But They Both Agreed To Wait Until Retirement. But He Recently Realized That ‘Life Is Too Short Not To Try To Make Her Smile Every Day'”

parents got a dachshund pup pet


“Hubs Was Never A Cat Person. Now He Tells Me How They Individually Like To Be Pet, And They All Behave And Don’t Fight When Sitting By Daddy. I Don’t Know Who Trained Who”

dads and cats bonding together


“Dad Didn’t Want A Dog. Dad And The Dog:”

dads who did not want a dog


“My Dad Didn’t Want A Dog. I Watched Him Cry At The Shelter When This Guy Sat On His Lap. I Knew It Was All Over. Welcome Home Beni”

man gives up to a puppy at the shelter


Some owners even draw their dogs

“In 7 Months We’ve Progressed From ‘We’re Not Getting A Dog. Period.’ To This”

man draws portrait of his dog


“My Dad Who ‘Didn’t Want A Cat’ Showing Lucas Every Item Of The Weekly Shop Because ‘He Wants To See What We’ve Got'”

man showing every grocery item to cat


“My Husband, The Life Long Cat Hater. He Found Crookshanks Abandoned On A Job And Offered Some Token Resistance When I Wanted To Bring Him Home. Six Months In And While They’ve Been Tight Since Day 1, He Often Remarks That Crook Is The Weirdest Dog He’s Ever Had”

this cat is the weirdest dog


“My Dad Complains That Remus Lays In His Lap Anytime He Sits Down. This Is The Smile I Got After Saying How Jealous I Am”

cat lays on his lap all the time


“Apparently My Dad Now Plays Guitar Every Night For The Cats He Never Wanted To Adopt”

man plays guitar every night for his cats


“My Husband ‘Doesn’t Like Cats’ And Refused To Let Me Get A Kitty For The Longest Time. He Now Gives The Kitten A Dab Of Cream Cheese Every Morning And Naps With Him On The Couch… But Maintains That He Doesn’t Like The Little Dude”

cat hater dads end up spoiling their kitties


“Update, Over A Year After Dad Finally Said Ok To Our (His) Cat, Here Is Big Mechanic Dad Enjoying The Fall Fire With His Little Boy”

man takes his cat on a stroller


“My dad-who-did-not-want-pets comforting a scared pup on his first vet trip”

dads who hate dogs


“Dad: I Don’t Want A Pet, So Stop Pestering Me About It. Also Dad: Please Go On Vacation So I Can Hang Out With My Grandson Again”

cat hater treats his kitty as a grandson


“I’m A Cat Person,’ He Said. Now, ‘Where’s Penny?! I Need Penny! I Can’t Sleep Without My Doggy!'”

cat person is now a dog person


If this isn’t love we don’t know what is

“My Dad Didn’t Want A Second Dog. Now They Have Matching PJs”

man and dog with matching pajamas


“My Dad: I Want Nothing To Do With That Pile Of Hair. Also My Dad: Let Me Build Him His Dog House With My Own Two Hands, Complete With Stairs And A Dog Door Leading Into The House So He Can Have His Own Room And His Own Bathroom”

dads who hate dogs building a dog house


“‘We Are Never Getting A Cat’ – My Husband”

cat hater builds a cat condo


“My Dad Always Talks Smack About My Cat And I Come Into The Living Room To Find This”

dads who did not want a cat


“Dad: ‘If We Get A Tortoise I’m Not Looking After It’ Also Dad: ‘Get Comfy, Hector, And Let Me Show You Pictures Of Your Brethren'”

tortoise and owner watching turtle videos


“My Dad After He Said ‘Keep The Damn Cat Off The Bed'”

keep the damn cat off the bed


“My Dad Claims He Doesn’t Love Our Dog, But He Built This End Table With A Little Hut For Her. If That’s Not Love, I Don’t Know What Is”

dog hater builds a hut for doggy


“My Dad: No, We’re Not Getting Another Dog!! Also My Dad:”

not getting another dog fail


“‘If You Get A New Puppy, I Won’t Want Anything To Do With It. I Won’t Let It Out, I Won’t Touch It. I Won’t Feed It. You’re Fully Responsible. I Want Nothing To Do It With. Deal?'”

dads who have nothing to do with dogs


“I Present To You, My Dad Who Didn’t Want Another Dog”

dads who did not want another dog


“My Dad Says He ‘Doesn’t Like Animals’ Including Hammie”

man falls in love with a hamster


“My Boyfriend Who Thought All Cats Were Evil Is Now Doing Indoor Rock Climbing To Reach Her. Why? Cause He Wanted To Kiss Her Forehead”

man indoor climbing to reach cat


“A Dog Will Never Be Allowed In My Car Or On My Bed – My Dad”

no dog allowed on bed fail


“My Dad’s Officially Part Of The Club. He Told We Would Not Be Taking A Dog Home Today. This Is Him Hours Later”

dads who did not want a dog but got one