Remember, if you’re going to get your child any type of pet for Christmas, make sure you know how to take care of it and aren’t going to be returning it after the holiday.

Too many puppies, kittens, etc. are adopted before Christmas and then returned for being “too big a hassle”.

Pets can make great gifts…but they’re more than that. They’re a commitment.

Keep this in mind at Easter as well, when you’re considering rabbits and chicks as presents.