Little Friends: The Best Kid-Friendly Pets

It seems like almost every kid wants a pet of his or her own. While this is a lot of work, many parents recognize the role a pet can play in helping to develop a sense of responsibility, empathy, and compassion. The age of your child or children, your family’s lifestyle, and personal preferences all come into play when selecting a pet, however, which can make the decision more complicated than you may have been expecting.

We know that there is something special and rewarding about the relationship a child can have with a pet, and want to do everything we can to support that. Our list of kid-friendly pets aims to help you figure out which type of pet would be a good fit for your child and your family as a whole.