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]
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.