Adopting A Pet

Have your own place? Thinking about adopting a pet, but have no clue what type of animal? Find your perfect match here!

Adopting a pet can be a challenging decision, especially for animal lovers—where almost all pets are attractive. If you know that you would like to adopt a new pet, but are unsure as to what animal fits your newly independent lifestyle…have no fear! Use the descriptions below to help figure out what your ideal pet is.

  • Dog: Dogs require a lot of attention and commitment. All dogs need exercise. However, some need more than others, depending on the breed. Things to bear in mind when considering a dog are that it needs lots of training, is very active and also very social. If you are a very busy person and are rarely at home, a dog is not the pet for you.
  • Cat: Cats do require attention, but less so than dogs. If left with food, water and a litter box, a cat can survive on its own for the better part of the day—or longer on occasion. Cats are a great low maintenance pet that you can also play and snuggle with.
  • Guinea Pig: These pets are very social, which means that you would probably want to adopt two instead of only one. While they don’t require as much upkeep as a dog, they do need a rather large cage to run around and get exercise in. Their cage also needs to be kept up and fully cleaned about once a week.
  • Rabbits: Rabbits come in all shapes and sizes, and can be very energetic! Rabbits will have fun running around the floor, or they can snuggle up with you while you watch a movie. They do require large crates or cages that need to be fully cleaned about once a week.

If these types of animals don’t seem to fit your lifestyle, don’t fret. There are other animals to consider for pets: snakes, lizards, frogs, rats, birds and more. A good place to get more information on is your local veterinarian. Also, if you live in an apartment complex, you should look into their policy on pets.

What type of pet do you have? Tell us about it in the comments below!

Michelle Kamen

About Michelle Kamen

Blog writer Michelle Kamen is a student studying English. She's a proud friend to her rescued cat, Watson. But she also misses her dog Riley who lives with her parents. Watson's job is to provide the study breaks!

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