Keeping a dog in the house!?

Keeping a dog in the house!?Category: ReligionKeeping a dog in the house!?
Lana asked 3 years ago

Asalamu Alaykum. 
I would appreciate if you could give me some advice regarding the following matter. 
I accepted Islam Alhamdulilah a few years ago and before this when I was younger I really wanted to get a dog, so before I was Muslim. My parents were very hesitant but I was begging them so now we have a dog in the house. I love my dog but now I am Muslim I can see how unclean and impure it is keep a dog at home. Also the prophet AS said that the deeds will be reduced every day if you keep a dog in the house. The problem is now my father really loves the dog and I’m sure he would never let us give the dog to another nice family. 
To conclude, due to me getting a dog when I was a non-Muslim and not having knowledge, and now my father won’t let us give him to somebody else, therefore I have no choice in the matter so am I still going to get the sins for it? 
JazakAllah Khair