Your four-legged sidekick has probably figured out that something's up. Follow our countdown to D-day and the transition will come with fewer barks (oops, we mean bumps) in the road.
5 surprising ways pets are good for kids -- and families too!
Don't have space for a big pet? Don't worry. There are still plenty of friendly palm-sized options your child will love.
Dog or cat? Hamster or guinea pig? Experts help you figure out which animal is right for your young family.
Can't decide whether your family should get a dog or a cat? Bird or hamster? Use our cheat sheet to help pick the perfect pet for your family.
Even if your child is sensitive to fur and dander, it's still possible to choose a pet that will keep her sneeze-free and happy.
Need a dose of cuteness? Then this baby-meeting-a-beagle video is for you.
These stars love to hang with their canine "babies."
Are your kids begging for a pet? Watch this before bringing Fido or Fluffy home, so you can help your children understand how to care for an animal.
Dogs in Christmas costumes take on humans in Christmas costumes for the title of best dressed! Will cute pug or adorable baby prevail? From canine reindeer ears to ugly Christmas sweaters, this festive showdown will get you in the holiday spirit! #CuteOverload
What to expect from your pet after baby arrives.
Your dog or cat is probably going to be jealous of the new baby. Here's how to create a peaceable kingdom.
Are you sure it's safe for your pet to be around your baby?
The comforting words your child needs to hear to help her grieve and cope.
If you're thinking of getting a new dog or cat, here's why you should visit your local animal shelter first.
Your other baby's going to need a name, too. Here's our guide to dog monikers beyond Fido and Sadie.
Learn about various breeds and the benefits of each.
An animal shelter is inviting young children to read to its dogs in an adorable new program that benefits both its two- and four-legged participants.
Meet the winners of the Parents.com and Petco "Cutest Kids and Pets Amateur Photo Contest". We searched through thousands of entries and selected five pictures. The photos are not in order of cuteness -- that's up to you to decide.
Dogs and cats make everything that much cuter--Check out these reader-submitted images of "fur-babies" showing their mama's pregnant bellies plenty of lovin'!