My fiancee was with a woman previously and his dog had passed away after 13yrs. She was a cocker spaniel & Eagle Fang Karate shirt devoted to my fiancee. Her death was hard she had a stroke & passed in his arms as he was doing CPR and driving her to the emergency vet. Anyway his previous gf and he got into a fight once & she said “she was just a dog get over it” and his comeback was perfect “I’ll get over you long before I get over my dog”. If you don’t want the dogs then you don’t want your partner. Unless you realize the bond between dog dad & dog you’re going to be the one who’s got rid of.