I just thought I should clarify why I made the comment about matching up the personalities of the pets to the kids. Dominic is very scared of dogs. He'd been bitten several times and doesn't remember when we had our own dog. So a quiet gentle dog is the perfect one for him.
Caitlin, on the other hand, is afraid of nothing when it comes to pets. She gets so excited when she sees a dog and, if allowed, would walk right up to one and pet it. So Josie, with her puppy energy, is perfect for Caitlin to chase around.