21 Dads With The Dogs They “Didn’t Want”

Many of us grew up hearing this all too familiar phrase from our fathers: “We’re never getting a dog.”

But the thing is, dogs are incredibly special creatures whose love can open hearts and minds in an instant. Even the most self-proclaimed “anti-dog” people have changed their minds after coming face to face with man’s adorable best friend. Just take these 21 dads who fell head over heels for the pups they insisted they didn’t want.

1. “Dad – ‘I don’t want a dog!’ Also Dad – ‘Gaston needs his own bed and night table.'”

dads and dogs
Reddit

2. The dad who wanted nothing to do with his family’s new dog, Chandler… then created an Instagram account just for her.


Sign up for our free daily email.
Stay inspired 6 days a week with InspireMore's Morning Smile,
the #1 good news email read by 500K+ people.

View this post on Instagram

Merry Christmas Eve from dad and his dog

A post shared by Didn’t Want A Dog (@didntwantadog) on

3. “He’s never been a dog person. Ever. And now my dad takes Yuki sailing and talks to her wherever they go.”

dads and dogs
Reddit

4. The dad who now gets more excited for “walkies” than his “unwanted” dog.

5. “My dad didn’t want a second dog. Now they have matching pjs.”

dads and dogs
Twitter

6. This dad opted for matching sweaters, instead.

7. “My dad dressed ‘the dog he didn’t want’ in my childhood dress he kept for his first grand daughter.”

dads and dogs
Reddit

8. The dad who can’t remember life before he met his soulmate.

9. The dad who tells people he’s “not much of an animal person.”

dads and dogs
Reddit

10. “From ‘never again’ to hand fed.”

dads and dogs
Reddit

11. The dad who was firmly against adopting another dog can’t get enough cuddles these days.

dads and dogs
Reddit

12. – Husband, one year ago, “We aren’t getting a dog.”  -Husband, two days after we acquired this little squirt, “Awww, she keeps crying, can’t she just sleep with us?”

dads and dogs
Reddit

13. “My dad ‘a dog that small isn’t a dog it’s a rodent!!’ Also him ‘I got him two new winter coats so he’s not cold but make sure he eats the lunch I made him before he goes out.'”

dads and dogs
Reddit

14. “My dad: I don’t want any more dogs in the house, I am warning you. My dad now:”

15. “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.”

dads and dogs
Reddit

16. “Pit bulls are dangerous he said…”

dads and dogs
Reddit

17. “My dad, Mr. ‘Absolutely no dogs’ with his best friend.”

dads and dogs
Reddit

18. “‘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.”

dads and dogs
Reddit

19. “‘We’re not getting a dog!’ Says the man who now matches his suspenders and the dog’s collar.”

dads and dogs
Reddit

20. “3 months after saying he didn’t want a dog.”

dads and dogs
Reddit

21. This is definitely a man who hates dogs.

dads and dogs
Reddit

Who could blame these dads for falling in love with all those sweet, furry faces? They never had a chance! But something tells us they’ll always be grateful they were proven wrong.

Share this story with other doting pet parents.

Want to be happier in just 5 minutes a day? Sign up for Morning Smile and join over 455,000+ people who start each day with good news.