So, you are looking to get a pet into your family or to yourself? If you don’t have an opinion to what kind of a pet you want to start with, you have a lot of options. If you do have an idea, you should start there and do some research if this is something you can go forward with or not.

Even if you find the type of you want, there still are a lot of options, and getting a pet that suits your personality and lifestyle is very important for you and your pet’s future happiness.

Since every type of pet is different in just about every way, and by that I mean housing, feeding, cost, terms of care, needs, exercise or not, and what you need to know/learn, – you should at least take some time to figure out what you are willing to give or give up when you get this pet.

I give you a few things to think about first, then I will try to make it easier for you by giving you some links that can come in handy for you to make a choice.

First, ask yourself:

  • Why do I want a pet?
  • Is there a specific reason I want a pet right now, and why?
  • Do I have some specific needs I want help with, physically or mentally?
  • How much am I willing to spend on my pet in terms of money and time?
  • Also ask yourself, is getting a pet really something for me? More

This might shorten the list a bit and get you started. Realize that even if you want a pet, it might not be for you anyway. You might not be ready just yet, but you can do the appropriate adjustments to get there.

There are several places online where you can get help choosing what would be your best choice, so I will just put some links here for you to try out. You can even try out several to see if they are giving similar results. Good luck finding your new family member!

Cat and dog selectors:

I just did a search for “pet selector” and these are just a few examples. There are more choices if you want to explore other sites. I have no experience using these services, so use them for guidance and talk to a breeder for more information. Good luck!

http://www.vetstreet.com/breed-finder
https://www.optimumpet.com.au/dog-advice/dog-selector/
http://www.selectsmart.com/PET/  (Maybe birds as well)
https://www.purina.com/