There are a large number of known benefits to children's exposure to animals as pets. Here at GSC we believe that Pets are an important part of childhood and play an important role in the development of an empathetic and nurturing spirit in young children.


If you are interested in learning more about the relationship between animals and child development we recommend checking out the following resources:






Bailey and Briar

Good Shepherd Center



African Cichlids 

Our Pets

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