Growing up, pets were always part of the picture in my family. Living in the Sacramento Valley allowed for a large home, large yard and a lot of animals. Cats, fish, hamsters, dogs, to be sure, there were names and stories to every one of them.
Now, as a mother with a young child and no pets, I’ve been wondering, what is the best time to introduce a new animal into the family, and how will effect the young children of the house? According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, about 63 percent of all households in the United States have a pet, so we would be in good company, considering the number of families who have added a furry friend into the home environment.
Originally posted here: Bringing a Furry Friend Home – San Rafael, CA Patch.