So Your Kids Want a Pet: 8 Questions to Ask Before Picking One

03/11/2014 05:00pm ET

If you didn't have a family pet before your kids arrived on the scene, there's no doubt that at some point, they'll start asking for a feathered or furry friend of their own. Before you make what could end up being a fairly major commitment, do your research, and know what you're getting into. These eight questions should help determine whether your crew's best suited for a goldfish or a Golden Retriever.