When looking for a pet, there’s a lot to consider.
If you already have a pet, determine whether introducing another animal would cause problems.
Set your priorities. Do you want a highly active friend or a low-maintenance buddy?
Depending on where you live, look into possible restrictions from your landlord, HOA or local government.
Consider whether the pet’s primary caretaker will have limitations, including time spent at home.
Make sure you can afford the pet. Different animals require different types of food, housing, grooming and veterinary care. Lifetime expectancies also vary.
To help determine which pet is right for you, do some research or consult a veterinarian.