Pet adoption can happen at your local pound or through a pet store. What is important is to look for the pet that interacts with you and that you and all of your family members feel comfortable about bringing home. You'll want to be sure that the pet that you do bring home is one that you can relate to.
What type of pet will you adopt? A dog is a great choice for children to learn responsibility with. A bird, a hamster, a chinchilla or another small animal is a great choice for a pet adoption for a home without a lot of room. For a pet that will take care of itself, think about the cat.