2. Can Your Pet Fit Your Regular Lifestyle?
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The worst decision when choosing a pet is when you choose your new animal companion based on his cute looks, without getting familiar with habits and personality of his species. Too many people do that, and those poor animals end up being left in an animal shelter, or what is even worse, on the street. Before you decide on what animal species you want to adopt, you have to do a research, and find out all about that animal. Does your future pet have a high level of energy? Is he too needy? Or too intolerant? And the list just keeps on going… So, find as much as you can about the animal, and if it seems to you that the dog, or the cat you want to adopt, doesn’t quite fit your lifestyle, try and convince yourself of changing your habits, and if that doesn’t work, consider getting a different pet that will fit your lifestyle. You can also ask the people that are giving the pet up for adoption all the possible questions you might have, because you have to make sure that you know all about the animal you plan on taking home with you and making it a part of the family. All this, will help you avoid picking out the wrong pet, and acting out on an impulse. The perfect example for picking out the pet out of impulse, or just because they are popular at the moment, and everyone has them, is a Chihuahua. Yeah, they are super cute, look like tons of fun, can live in an apartment of any size, and don’t demand too much, but what people usually don’t know, if they don’t ask around before adopting one, is that a Chihuahua is very tolerant of kids, and is famous for biting them without any special reason. If you are considering of adopting a cat, you have to know that cats have different personalities, and that you have to find one that can fit your lifestyle, as well as your own personality. For example, some cats demand plenty of interaction and attention, while others cats can be mostly independent. Do a thorough research, and make the right decision before you pick out a specific animal and bring it home with you.