New year, new furry family member? Pets are great! My wife and I adopted a second dog as a Christmas gift for ourselves and we couldn’t be happier. Even if she does like to chew on our shoes. The puppy, not my wife. If you’re also contemplating bringing a little (or big) addition into your home this holiday season, there are a few things you need to consider.
First, you need to understand that this is a real commitment for the life of the animal. No one should ever adopt a pet simply on a whim. Sure, their cute and cuddly, but they’re also living things that deserve to be treated well. Do you have the time, energy, financial resources, space, and willingness to give a pet all the love, care, and attention that it needs?
Second, if you have young children in the house, you need to think about whether or not the pet you’re considering adopting is kid-friendly. Fortunately, BabyCenter teamed up with veterinarian Dr. Carly Fox from Schwarzman Animal Medical Center in New York City to determine the best and worst family pets for most households. Let’s take a look at their findings!