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5 Fun Questions To Help You Choose the Perfect Dog or Cat Companion

Posted July 6, 2015

Choosing the right dog or cat animal companion for you and your family is one of the most important decisions you’ll make. We all know how easy it is to fall in love with an adorable furry face; but a mismatch of personality traits and needs can lead to behavioral problems and stress for everyone involved.

If you or someone you know is thinking of getting a new dog or cat, here are 5 fun questions to ask to ensure every animal gets the perfect forever home!

1. What are your five favorite hobbies?

Listing out your favorite hobbies will help you determine the size, characteristic, or temperament of a new puppy or whether a new kitty would be better suited for your lifestyle.

Think about how you spend your day and whether or not your dog or cat can spend time with you while your doing your hobbies. If you work a lot, can your dog come to work with you?

2. Do you like it HOT?

Climate is a much larger factor than most people think when picking out the right dog or cat. Heavy coated breeds will have difficulty staying cool, while thin short-haired breeds may have issues in the cold.

3. Who’s in your circle?

Your circle contains all the people and animals that surround your life. Will your new animals companion be part of a larger family? Will there be other furry family members? Be sure to take everyone’s personality traits and needs into account when making a decision on the right dog or cat for your life.

4. Where do you like to spend your money?

Dogs and cats can be very expensive. There are toys, beds, crates, leashes, medicines, and vet bills that can all add up very quickly. Are you prepared?

5. What’s your 5-year plan?

Thinking ahead will give you an even better idea of what type of dog or cat will be best for you. Are you a young couple that may be having children? Are you single and downsizing your home?

Knowing yourself is key to a happy, healthy, pet. Have fun with the questions above. Follow both your heart and your head and you’ll be sure to have perfect dog or cat companion in your home. When you’ve made the decision for breed and type, consider saving a life and adopting a cat or dog from your local shelter.

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