20 Dads Who Claimed They Didn’t Want Dogs But Aren’t Fooling Anybody

It doesn’t matter how much your dad protests about not wanting a dog: we all know that deep down, he really does. After all, who wouldn’t want to have something so adorable in their lives? And, despite their claims to the contrary, these 20 dads quickly changed their tune once their new furry friends found their way into their arms.

According to the poster of this image, this dad “didn’t want an iPad… or a dog.” Clearly, then, this is a man who has absolutely no idea what he really wants. So it’s a good thing that his family went ahead with the dog anyway.

Even after this dad’s family managed to get a dog, he still wouldn’t admit his love for it. But thanks to the wonders of camera phones, he didn’t need to. Yes, one of his kids found this wonderful image on their dad’s device, giving the family all the proof they needed.

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This dad apparently told his kids that he “doesn’t want anything to do with the dog.” Anything except napping with it in his arms, anyway. And while he may not have said as much, this festive photo is evidence enough. But remember, dad: a dog is for life, not just for Christmas!

It’s no wonder this dad was so vehemently against a dog joining his family. After all, he looks like he’s in the fifth circle of hell curling up with it on the bed. Then again, maybe he just didn’t want to show everyone his sensitive side.

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When a dad – or someone in their family – gets a dog, the head of the house often relents on their miserly feelings and embraces the pup wholeheartedly. Dads like this guy, however, stick to their line of hating dogs. Even when they’re caught red-handed…

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When this dad’s kid brought home a puppy, he didn’t expect it to go down well. After all, his dad had a strict no-pets policy. And clearly he was right to worry. Just look how utterly livid his pop is. Really, nobody could ever stay mad at a mutt as adorable as this little fella.

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Just think: if this dad’s family had listened to his constant moans about not wanting a dog, they’d never have had the chance to capture this adorable image. We bet this dad wasn’t a particularly happy bunny when he woke up. Not because of the dog, of course, but because of the proof that, actually, he loves it.

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This dad and dog duo are basically the epitome of cool. So it boggles the mind that the man of the house never wanted a furry friend in the first place. In fact, it almost seems like he just couldn’t wait to get one and turn it into a miniature canine version of himself.

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Judging by all these photos, you may have come to the conclusion that dads are basically the biggest hypocrites going. After all, why say you don’t want a dog when you so clearly do? We guess it’s just one of those “dad” things. Maybe there’s an unspoken rule among dads everywhere. We’ll never know.

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It’s a pretty big leap from “I don’t want a dog” to then taking that dog absolutely everywhere with you. To be fair to this dad, though, he might not have been told that the woofer in question was a pug. And who can resist the adorable face of a pug? Nobody, that’s who. Especially one on an exercise bike…

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This dad apparently repeatedly told his daughter that he didn’t like the family’s dogs “because they smell.” But, thanks to being in the right place at the right time, mom snapped all the evidence they needed to prove the truth.

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“If you get it, it’s your dog. I don’t want a damn ankle biter.” Famous last words from this dad, who clearly just couldn’t resist the charms of that adorable little pup. Then again, by carrying it, he has no danger of it snapping at his ankles. So, technically, he’s still winning…

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This dad claims he isn’t a “dog person.” And we agree: he’s totally just a regular person… who happens to love dogs. That expression on his face says it all. Yes, he knows exactly how hypocritical he’s being. He just clearly loves his new mutt enough not to care.

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As this dad’s daughter wrote on Twitter, he and his dog are now “BFFs” – despite the fact that he “didn’t want the dog in the house.” Maybe he just meant that he didn’t want the dog in the house if anyone else was there to see him give in to his affectionate side.

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Another day, and another dad who didn’t want a dog but ended up finding a new best friend. Aw, it’s like the plot of a cheesy Lifetime movie. In fact, don’t be surprised to turn on the TV soon to watch this exact scenario unfold.

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This dad’s reasoning behind not getting a dog at least extended a little further than “no.” Indeed, his claims that they’re “messy” and “would destroy the house” even sound vaguely reasonable. As it turns out, though, he was just living in denial the whole time.

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This dad, meanwhile, had probably the best excuse of any for not getting another dog. After all, grief takes time to pass, and he’d only just put down the family’s last dog, who’d been with them for 14 years. But welcoming a new puppy into the family was clearly the right move for him.

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This dad apparently made it clear to his kids that he “didn’t want a small dog.” Obviously, it was because he’d have to do things like lovingly bathe them and cradle them in his arms. We can’t imagine anything worse.

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This dad totally isn’t fooling anyone with his insistence on not wanting a dog. In fact, he can try staring down this adorable pup all he likes, but we all know that inside his heart is melting. After all, wouldn’t yours be?

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It doesn’t matter how many times this dad claims not to want a dog: his family seemingly just can’t stop themselves. Yes, despite his cries of “I don’t want a dog” followed by “I don’t want a second dog,” he’s ended up with a pair of pooches anyway. We don’t think he minds, though. Yep, it looks like he’s having double the fun.

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