For younger children, opinions may be entirely based on the latest movie they’ve seen. And the average household pet, like the average pet owner, never turns out to be just like the movie. So parents should provide a reality check. Weigh the preferences and opinions of your children and discuss the following points in your survey: What size pet do you want? How old should the pet be? (Puppy, kitten, adult pet?) What breed do you want? What “look” do you like?
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What are your family’s interests or hobbies and where will the pet fit in with those? How much time will the family have to spend with the pet? How big is your house? Will the pet live inside? How big is your yard?
Pic of the Day: If you’ve ever had a dog, you can probably relate.