So you want a pet…there are lots of options out there! Choosing the right pet is important, as they are living beings which will be with you for potentially many years! It is a good idea to think carefully about the type of pet which will suit you best, as you need to be able to look after them properly.
Dogs are a staple pet for most families, but they can take a lot of time and money to care for. You need to think about how long your pet will be staying alone at home – some dogs are ok with being left alone, others are not happy at all and are likely to become destructive if they are bored at home. If you go to work and leave your home empty for long periods of the day (as in, more than a couple of hours at a time), then a dog might not be a great choice for you.
Cats are fairly easy to care for as they are much more independant than dogs. As long as you leave food and water for cats, they are essentially happy to keep themselves occupied!