Pets and kids just seem to go together. A dog or cat provides a child with examples of loyalty, companionship, and affection. Not to mention helping to instill in kids the importance of responsibility and kindness toward animals. That's why we're celebrating the special bond between kids and their pets with National Kids and Pets Day
!National Kids and Pets Day was created in 2005 by family and pet lifestyle expert Colleen Paige. The day is dedicated to furthering the special relationship between children and animals, and spreading awareness about the plight of the millions of homeless cats and dogs across the country.In honor of this special day, discover The Best Dogs for Children
and a guide to Keeping Your Kids and Pets Happy
, plus check out our adorable Pinterest board dedicated to Kids with Pets
!Tell us, did you have a pet growing up? Or does your child have one now? What benefits do you see pets provide for children?