Ideas for children to help and connect with animals while in quarantine
Read to pets. If you have a pet at home, you can encourage your child to read aloud to them. This is a great bonding opportunity, as well as beneficial to children’s development. You can also join Pet Partner’s WE ARE ALL EARS pledge. They have resources for families participating in the program.
Make toys for shelter animals. From catnip stuffed pillows to t-shirt toys – there are endless ways to repurpose old household items and turn them into toys for pets. Click here and find a list of 10 easy DIY dog toys. Or google “DIY pet toys” and find thousands of options to pick from.
Go on a walk. Take your child and their best furry friend on a walk. Let them hold the leash (if safe) and give them the opportunity to lead the way. Giving them control allows them to practice responsibility and practice taking care of their furry friend. Our Short Susan Leashes have the perfect handle size for children to hold onto.