Thinking About Getting a Family Pet? These Three Books Can Help

Is your child desperate to get a pet? While having a pet can bring so much joy into a family’s life, it takes more than love alone to give a pet the care it needs. Before you decide if adopting a pet is the best choice for your family, these three books are helpful tools to teach your child about the responsibilities that come with owning a pet. Not only will you educate your child about what may be in store, but you’ll spend time reading together about a topic of interest. No matter what you decide to do in the end, at least you can say you’ve added another good book to the shelf!

Lola Gets a Cat

This book takes you into the world of little Lola who wants to adopt a cat. Since her mom told her it’s a lot of work to take care of a cat, Lola learns all she can about being the best caregiver she can be. Eventually, she gets to adopt a kitten from the shelter.

Our Very Own Dog

For those who are thinking about getting a dog, Our Very Own Dog is an adorable book about a family who is getting their home ready for their new four-legged friend. As you read the story, there are useful educational tips for those seeking to adopt too.

What Pet Should I Get?

If you love the iconic Dr. Seuss, this rhyming book will be another classic to add to the collection. When the family isn’t sure which pet is the right fit for their home and lives, maybe Dr. Seuss can be of service!

Do you know of any great books to help families decide if they should get a family pet? We’d love to share your ideas with other AMC families.

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By: Melissa A. Kay

Comments (1)

  • Toby Lapin February 21, 2019 - 1 year ago

    As a retired teacher and preschool director, I remember this book, but I’m sure the two best pieces of advice that were not included were; adopt a shelter pet because they all need good homes and make the best pets. I did that continually for my children when they were young. .Secondly, do not get a pet fir a young child unless you are prepared to give them a lot of help with its care.


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