PAL is a campaign celebrating the joys and benefits of responsible pet ownership, is sharing a few quick care and handling tips to consider when introducing kids to new furry pals.


Proper Care – Pets can serve as major stepping-stones in teaching children responsibilities. When welcoming a new pet to the family, encourage children to help care for them by feeding them daily; keeping bowls filled with fresh, clean water; grooming pets; cleaning up after them regularly; and providing pets with ample play.


Further promoting the bond between pets and children, Pets Add Life is pleased to host its Annual Children’s Poetry Contest, encouraging children in grades third through eighth to write and submit creative poems surrounding the joys and benefits pets have on their lives for a chance at winning top prizes. One winner is selected in each grade level and the 7th Annual Children’s Poetry Contest will return September 1, 2014. For more information, visit