While mankind first domesticated animals to provide food (cows and pigs), transportation (horses and camels), or as beasts of burden (oxen and donkeys), we have since come to rely on the companionship and joy of keeping animals as pets. The following worksheets explore the characteristics of various popular pet animals, including dogs, cats, and other small mammals, birds, fish, and even reptiles. Each reading passage is accompanied by two different question sheets.
Fun Fact: In the United States, more than 63% of households report owning at least one pet. Dogs are the most popular choice.