My family’s black lab, Max, was my third sibling when I was a kid. Together we pioneered through uncharted territory aka the woods behind my house, confided in each other (Max mostly listened), and spent lazy summer days lounging side-by-side in the kiddie pool. I even (okay, this is gross…) let him share my lollipops. Now that you’re thinking, "I don’t want my kid to miss out on all these life changing and germ exchanging experiences- I must get a dog," you should check out this site, growingupwithpets.com . It’s got tons of information about health care and behavior issues related to children and pets, like how to introduce your pet to the new baby, what breed of dog best suits your family, or how to explain a pet’s death to your kids.
But wait- before you head off to the pet store, go here to learn about the puppy mills where many pet stores get their dogs from. It will break your heart, and make you consider adopting from a shelter or finding a responsible breeder.Add a Comment