So you've given into your kids' puppy eyes and decided to get them a pet. But it isn't as simple as heading for the nearest pet store, picking up the cutest pooch or kitty you see there, and taking it home. You need to make sure you get a pet that is right for your home and right for your kids.

Click through the gallery below to learn a little more about how to go about things properly.

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