Aarav Patel, Age 11
Most kids absolutely love animals whether it’s a dog, cat, snake, or fish. It just simply is what they love, sometimes more than their parents, but do they really deserve it? Here is a tally to tell if they are worthy:
- do their chores
- they are patient
- they get their work done
- they care about other people and things
- they aren’t allergic to the pet they want
- they are old enough to help take care of the pet
The best time for an adult to give a kid a pet is around 8-10 years old because they start to see what the world is actually like.
Parents/grandparents: Only get a pet if you are satisfied with a kid’s effort. Also, lean towards getting a dog like I have, because dogs are proven to help with mental and cardiovascular health.