We get it. Pets are a big commitment, and we would never want one of our puppies or cats to go to a home that's too overextended to care for a furry friend. But pet ownership has tons of benefits that your kids shouldn't miss out on, either.
There's a way you can give your child the experience of being a pet owner without having to take their dog out at 3 in the morning. Here's why buying a small animal for your child might be the best parenting decision you make.