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Can We Keep Him?
9 Books About Pet Adoption for Kids

by Dena McMurdie

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My children have adopted several pets over the last few years (mostly hamsters and fish), and we’ve learned a lot from the experience. My girls have learned responsibility, how to care for a living creature, and how to treat animals. Over time, they’ve developed a strong bond with their pets and come to see them as part of the family.

If you’re on the hunt for a new pet or want to introduce your child to the concept of pet adoption or animal rescue, here are nine books to read together.

What books would you add to this list? Share with us in the comments below.

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