family pet

noun

: a pet kept by a family

Examples of family pet in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The group finds homes and safe refuge for animals in need of a second chance to be a beloved family pet. Stephanie Baillargeon-McCurry, Kansas City Star, 15 May 2024 But an octopus as a family pet? Cameron Clifford of Edmond, Okla. says his nine-year-old son Cal is a huge fan of the eight-legged creatures. Sarah Handel, NPR, 9 Apr. 2024 According to Harmon, over the Easter weekend a man delivering groceries ordered via Instacart shot and killed the beloved family pet. Lisa Respers France, CNN, 2 Apr. 2024 So, in another nod to French culture, the family pet gets to go on vacation too. Laurie Werner, Forbes, 19 Feb. 2024 Andrew Garfield: English Springer Spaniel Much as how a springer spaniel can be either a ferocious hunting dog or a goofy family pet, Andrew Garfield can be Spider-Man or Biff Loman. Rohita Kadambi, The New Yorker, 8 Feb. 2024 Brady, who will begin his post-football career as an NFL analyst for Fox Sports in the 2024 season, also posted a tribute to the family pet. Esme Mazzeo, Peoplemag, 24 Dec. 2023 Events at home—a move, a divorce, the death of a family pet, etc.—might also be causing these negative feelings. Pamela Kruger, Parents, 18 Dec. 2023 Do Foxes Make Good Pets? As solitary animals, foxes aren’t suited for life as a family pet. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 17 Nov. 2023

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“Family pet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/family%20pet. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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