Parents & Teachers:
Resources for Your Teen & Pets
Owning a pet can be beneficial to a child of any age. As children get older, taking care of their own pets can help add a sense of independence and responsibility. This page provides resources for parents about the different aspects of owning and providing for a pet.
- PetPourri: An animal care activity section for children on the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)'s Web site. The goal of the included activities is to promote responsible pet ownership in children.
- San Francisco SPCA: San Francisco Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) official Web site. This site is geared towards helping owners choose the "right" pet for them, maintain proper care for pets, etc. The resources on the site include: animated journeys, information for new pet owners, a kid's corner, and posters for sale.