furkid

furkid

(ˈfɜːkɪd)
n
(Animals) chiefly US an animal kept for companionship
[C20: from fur + kid1 (child)]
Usage: Some people who are concerned with the rights of animals consider the term furkid to be more acceptable than pet
References in periodicals archive ?
Thank you to Deanna for having a loving heart for the voiceless and homeless furkids," said Phyllis Smith-Vanboxtel Osh of Recycled Love Dog Rescue and All Breed Dog Rescue.
Sharing the stories of rescued animals, Furkids raised more than $10,000 on GAgivesday.
org, email and social media, Furkids exceeded their goal of $10,000 in donations by the end of the 2012 campaign.
Dog lovers are always going to go out of their way for their FurKids.
The spokesdogs for the website are Charlie & Mandie Tarochione, furkids of the company's owner.
17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Wachovia today announced that Candace Ritz, owner of Furkids, Inc.