CHOOSING A PET

Pet care strategies starts with finding the right pet for you and your lifestyle. While temperament and energy levels vary between animals as personalities do between people, generalized information about breeds, ages, and size may help you narrow down your search

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FIND THE RIGHT PET FOR YOU!

We break down the process of planning for, selecting, and finding a pet in the 3 sections below and address the each of the popular pet types (dogs, cats, small mammals, reptiles/amphibians, fish, birds). There is a lot of information, but we promise it is worth it!

MAKE A PET CARE PLAN

Adopting any pet is a huge responsibility that requires careful consideration and planning. We list questions to address prior to adoption to help you choose the right pet and be prepared.

TYPE OF PET

Use the information on this page to explore popular types of pets and decide what characteristics are important to you and fit your lifestyle.

FINDING A PET

We describe the pros and cons of different pet adoption avenue to help you find your future pet.