Originally Posted by weliveintheforest
Yes, dogs are more work than cats. And puppies are a HUGE amount of work, they need to be housetrained, exercised, socialized... It is not reasonable for your dh to ask you to take on a puppy...unless you are happy about it.
This. Dogs are a ton more work than cats. Puppies even more than dogs. Especially the main caregiver needs to be 100 fully on board before welcoming a new family member for the next 10 plus years that will take a lot of love, patience, time, training - both manners training and house training, resources, money, walks, socialization, attention, and all the other things they require.