If you know a little one who adores animals but doesn't have a pet to call their own, why not encourage them to "adopt" and name a free-spirited animal! 

Guide your little one into "adopting" or choosing an animal or bug with a high population around places you visit would allow for frequent spottings! 

For instance, some suggestions for Western North America would be a crow, butterfly, squirrel, or perhaps a deer. Encourage your little to create a backstory about their animal, name, hobbies, family, favorite things and so on. 

Delight in spotting your adopted free-spirited pet or friend wherever you see them! One of the best parts about having a free-spirited pet or friend is that your animal lover can care for as many as you like!