10 Things to Consider When Looking for a Pet


Whether you’re a single person seeking a pet for companionship or a busy parent who is finally willing to give in to your kids’ begging for a puppy or kitten, you have decided to make the move to pet ownership.¬†Before you add Fluffy or Fido to your household, there are several factors that you should consider.

The responses that you give to the questions listed below can play a role in determining what sort of pet you should obtain. In some instances, you may need to reconsider your plans of becoming a pet owner altogether.

1. Your Lifestyle

All pets require some attention and care, but some pets demand more of your time and effort than others. Are you a homebody who rarely ventures outside your neighborhood or your home town? If so, you may be well suited for the demands of a dog that demands daily walks and frequent brushing.

On the other hand, if you travel frequently or if you simply spend little time at home, perhaps a less demanding pet would be a better match.