Laura Ingraham hosted Brian Kilcommons, author of "Tales from the Bark Side".
Kilcommons commiserated with Ingraham on the loss of her dog Lucy and said it's important not to say a pet has been put to sleep when speaking to young children.
Kilcommons said an owner should get to know a prospective pet and advised getting an older dog with a busy family. He said it's important to go to a place where they will take the dog back if it doesn't work with the family. He also recommended a genetic check on certain breeds. He noted there are rescue groups for specific breeds. He also said a pet should be safe for children to be with as well.