The family pet

Young girl hugging golden retriever.

Most kids love pets. You don't have to be Dr. Doolittle to realize that pet ownership offers many benefits for kids.

To make pet ownership a positive experience, do some research before you bring a pet home.

You want to know exactly what you are getting into with the type of animal you're considering, after all.

The stories below can help.

The Family Pet




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