I’ve recently acquired a job and have been saving up the checks I’ve been getting. Ever since my dog died (I have another, but she’s so sad without a companion) my house feels a little empty. I’ve been looking at dogs online (on animal shelter sites) and I have found this dog that is absolutely perfect, I can’t get him out of my mind. How would I go about letting my mom let ME get a dog? I know for a fact that I’d be able to pay for food, a collar, a leash, treats, and everything he’d need. The only thing that would be a problem is that I wouldn’t have as much free time as I’d like, though I don’t work much and have some free time. He isn’t a puppy, he’s an adult so he wouldn’t need a constant 24/7 watch. I would take a week off from work to get him used to me and the home. So… How can I get my mom to let me get this dog?