If you are an animal lover, chances are your children will spend their childhoods raising one or two dogs or cats. Make the adoption of a new "family member" into your home a special one. Here are ten action steps you must take TOGETHER as a family before you welcome your special new family member:
Shop for pet items.
Decide on a name.
Make an identification tag.
Create a designated space.
Place a worn garment of each family member's in that space.
Serve up food and water.
Designate a beautiful binder for all health records.
Buy a notebook to record the animal's bond with your family.
Take a video of your family greeting its newest member.
Say a prayer of gratitude during your first dinner together as a larger family.