This special day
was created in 2005 by Celebrity Family & Pet Lifestyle Expert,
mother and pet lover,
Colleen Paige. National Kids & Pets Day
is dedicated to furthering the magical bond between children and animals
and to help bring awareness to the plight of pets in shelters awaiting new homes.
future of our children and their ability to show compassion toward animals
and each other, depends on us, to give them the skills necessary to make
the world a better, kinder place to live, says Paige. Children with learning
disabilities can greatly increase academic success reading to pets and
pets help shy children to open up and feel more confident. The responsibility that a child
can learn from caring for a pet is vital in their social development.
Children that grow up with pets tend to be extremely nurturing and
compassionate, making dedicated and loving parents and pet owners
themselves. This, in turn, simply makes for a happier world. And who
doesn't want that?"
National Kids and Pets Day encourages you to ADOPT rather than
SHOP. Millions of orphaned pets sit in shelters awaiting new homes.
But be sure that your child and family are ready for a new pet. Click
for Colleen Paige's tips on child/pet safety and choosing the right pet
for your family.
Celebrate your kids and pets...
today and every day!