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This Dr. Seuss fan and dog lover will pass

On Tuesday, a new Dr. Seuss book called What Pet Should I Get? was released, and according to Time

The book centers around a brother and sister who set out to a local pet store in search of a furry friend to call their own.

Attitudes towards dogs as pets and companions have changed a lot over the past fifty years. We are seeing more people understand the joy a senior dog can bring to your life. Thanks to many animal welfare organizations we are closer than ever to becoming a no-kill nation.

I'll be honest, I grew up reading and enjoying Dr. Seuss books. However I know how little things can influence a child's mind, and in this book it bothers me that a pet store is the focus of where they might find their new furry friend

I'd rather have them learn why adoption is a better option than buying a pet [SF/SPCA]

There are classic kid-friendly dog books already out there like Go, Dog. Go! and Harry the Dirty Dog. Do you think this new Dr. Seuss compares?

 

image from time.com

 

Would you buy the book to use as a way to teach children about why adoption is a great option? I'd love to read your comments on this.

 

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