8 Ways to Know If Your Family Is Ready for a Pet

You've Done Your Research

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3. You’ve Done Your Research

Have you looked into what kind of pet you want? Every type of animal requires a different amount of time commitment and energy. If you’re considering a dog, do you know what breeds get along well with small children? When considering a pet, it’s important to examine your lifestyle to determine what animal will fit best. Cats don’t need as much attention as dogs. Some dogs have a lot of energy, while others are primarily lap dogs. Be realistic about your situation and choose accordingly.