Most children want a pet and seem to ask for a kitty or a puppy. However, much thought should go into selecting a pet for your child. A lot of responsibility goes into the care of a pet, depending on the type and size. For instance, a dog requires a lot more care than a cat. Speak with your local Rockford-area Animal Shelter or Humane Society as listed below or one closest to you for help in making the right decision regarding adopting a pet for your children and family.
Dogs do make great companions for kids along with providing them hours of fun and playtime. There are many breeds that make great pets for families with young children. They teach kids real responsibility and love. You need to do your research on various breeds to find the dog that best fits the needs of your family. When it comes to the requirements of caring for a dog, most children under the age of six are not quite ready for that much responsibility or even that of a cat. A special pet like a dog or cat can be loving and loyal, but dogs need to be fed and walked regularly along with the necessity for playtime with their humans, while cats are happy to be left alone for hours.
A better choice as a first pet for most young children is a hamster, guinea pig, gerbil, turtle, fish or other small animal that requires less care than a dog or cat. It still teaches the child how to be responsible for the care of a living being and such small pets take up less space. Caring for these small animals is less expense yet they still require care, love and attention. Once your child can prove to care for the miniature pet, it may be time to decide on the perfect breed of dog or cat for your family.
Help abused animals in and around Rockford. If you are looking to adopt a new family member or are looking to support animal abuse, check out local shelters such as – Noah’s Ark Animals, Humane Society in Rockford, PAWS Humane Society, Pet Rescue in Rockford
For the Chihuahua lovers in the Rockford area, you can check out – Chihuahua Land Rockford or Chihuahua Rescue. You can also find some beautiful, healthy Chihuahuas and other small puppies at – http://www.scottspuppypalace.com/teacuppuppies.htm.
For all your pets needs and accessories in the Rockford area, go to your local PETCO – 6305 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 229-0184 – Petco or your local PETSMART – 6320 East State Street, Rockford, IL 61108, (815) 397-7880 – Petsmart -PETLAND, (815) 332-4200 – Petland
For many of your pet essentials, visit your local Rockford-area CVS pharmacies. There are four convenient locations – 3134 11th Street, Rockford, IL 61109, (815)398-0048 – 110 S Alpine Rd, Rockford, IL 61108 – 3718 Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103, (815)877-9620 – 2454 S. Alpine Rd., Rockford, IL 61108, (815)399-5421 – CVS PharmacySign up for my pet blog and let me know if you have questions or concerns regarding your pets. Let me know what you think of my articles and if you have any queries. I have created a question and answer page for that reason. Let me know if I can be of help to you with your beloved pets – no question too large or small. Hope to see you at Animal Care Blog. Be the most educated pet parent!