ASPCA Guide To Kids and Pets
Kids and pets—a natural fit, right? Indeed, raising a child and pet together can be a lot of fun for the whole family. But creating healthy kid-pet relationships can be challenging. Our behaviorists offer tips to teach young members of the family to care for and "play nice" with their pets, helping to foster humane habits and a lifelong bond.
The Right Pet for Your Child's Age
Thinking of getting a pet? Make sure you're bringing home an animal your child can relate to.
How Kids Respond to Pets
How much can your child handle and help take care of your pet? Check out our expert guide.
Fun Activities For Kids And Pets
"Playing nice" with animal companions doesn't always come naturally. Try these safe, fun games that teach children how to respect pets—and vice versa.
Keeping these rules in mind as your child and pet get to know each other can prevent injury and help create a lasting relationship.
Warning Signs That Your Child's Behavior Is Dangerous To Pets
Being cruel to animals is not a behavior that children outgrow by themselves. Our experts offer signs to watch out for and effective ways to intervene.
Challenges And Solutions
Read our solutions to special challenges that may arise when you raise kids and pets together.