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The Parent Report: Take Your Time With The Decision Before Getting A Pet

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Doug Cope is a reporter/anchor at WBZ, and host of the daily feature...
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BOSTON (CBS) – Getting a pet for your family? WBZ’s Doug Cope has some tips for you…

Okay, you want to get a pet, probably a dog or a cat, to become part of your family. What do you do? Mike Keiley at the MSPCA Animal Care and Adoption Center at Nevins Farm in Methuen says his first advice always is, “Take your time.”

And what’s the best type of dog to get if you have young kids?

Keiley says most of all, having a pet is a shared family responsibility.

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