When kids get a little older, they'll love to dream about picking a pet to add to the family. Here's our advice for choosing a pet to complement your busy household, including dogs, cats, rabbits, turtles, rodents, reptiles, and more.
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.
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.
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Dogs are kid's best friend! But to get these BFFs together, children need to learn safe get-to-know-Fido rules.
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.
An expert breaks down several kid-friendly dog breeds and explains how to choose the right one for your family.
Parents and dog-lovers may not be shocked to find out how alike two of the most lovable beings on Earth really are.
They're both cuddly little bundles of joy but your fur baby is content chasing a tennis ball day after day while your real baby is learning too fast to stay happy with any one toy for long!
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.
Six-year-old Connor, who is non-verbal, and Ellie the boxer, who is deaf and responds to sign language, are a match made in heaven.
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Dog or cat? Hamster or guinea pig? Experts help you figure out which animal is right for your young family.
If you're thinking of getting a new dog or cat, here's why you should visit your local animal shelter first.
The comforting words your child needs to hear to help her grieve and cope.
Choosing the right pet can be a challenge when little ones (or parents!) have allergies. Find out which animals are a fit for your family.
Not every pet is a good choice for every home. Here are guidelines on the less-than-suitable furry (or scaly) friends you might want to avoid.
Pets are more than cute and cuddly companions--they're a great way to teach kids responsibility.
Now that your family has made the decision to get a dog, what should you do next? Here's how to prepare your home and your family for its newest member.
Introduce the newest furry family member by teaching your child basic steps to communicating and caring for the pet.
Not sure what moniker to give your pet? Read these guidelines on how to choose a name everyone will love.
Jan Faull, MEd, on what parents can do to encourage kids to take care of their pets.
Many pets are loving and sweet, but this mom's account of what happened to her son serves as an important reminder that we should always be careful when kids and dogs mix.
Watch the adorable video, and see some important tips for gifting a pet during the holidays.
When you've decided to get a family pet, it's important to choose one that fits into the lifestyles of everyone in your house.