​Kids, cats and dogs seem to go seamlessly together, but there’s many things to consider before making this life-altering decision. This triple “W” concept is also somewhat intermingled when it comes to buckling down and making this important choice and some prospective pet owners may not have all the facts. WHO: For example, the term “who” usually means you and your family or it might refer to who you’ll actually be getting a pet from … will it be a breeder, shelter or rescue organization?