Today I chat with Jenny, a California mom who wants to know if it's the right time to add a dog to the family.
Here is the research I mention that tells us moms are the primary caregivers for pets. Did you know that pets live most frequently in homes with children? 64.1% of homes with children under age 6, and 74.8% of homes with children over age 6, have pets.
Want to learn more about how to help kids and dogs live happily and safely together? Kids And Dogs Interactive Education has developed print-ready materials for use in teaching children and adults about dog safety. Read them here.
Lastly I talk about foster care, which can be a great option for some people because you get fluffy cuddles without the long-term commitment! Read what Best Friends Animal Society has to say about fostering here. Check the website for your favorite local animal shelter or pet rescue to find out about fostering in your area.