What Kind Of Pet Is Right For You?

You think you might be ready to welcome a new furry friend into your home … but how do you figure out what kind of pet is right for you? Take this quiz and find out!

TheDodo.com
Created by TheDodo.com
On May 21, 2015

How do you feel about babies?

How responsible are you?

How are you around the house?

What do you think of this baby animal picture?

What’s your favorite thing about pets?

How would your friends describe you?

Would you rather live alone or with others?

What’s one of your weaknesses?

Do you consider yourself an “animal person?”

Are you ever home?

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re home on the weekend?

Do you have a lot of space in your home?

What’s your least favorite thing about pets?

Puppy or Kitten

Puppy or Kitten

You’re a huge fan of babies and anything little and adorable. You have a lot of energy and will have no trouble matching the excited nature of a baby animal. You have enough time to dedicate to helping a kitty or pup learn and grow, and are more than willing to put in the responsibility and effort that it takes. You like to cuddle and hang around the house, but you also have a playful side, just like these babies. And they’re just so gosh darn precious.

Cat

Cat

You’re responsible enough to take care of another living thing but also independent enough that you need a pet who can be on his own sometimes too. You love to cuddle and hang around, but you also like to be by yourself sometimes, and that’s exactly how a cat feels too. You occasionally still need reminders to eat breakfast or take a break, and cats are really good at helping you manage your life. After all, they 100% think that they’re in charge.

Little Dog

Little Dog

You’re definitely a dog person, but maybe not a super big dog person — size-wise, that is. You have a good amount of space and time, but maybe not enough of it to support a needy puppy or a large, high-energy dog. You need a furry friend who’s right in the middle, like a pug or a Pomeranian. Adopting a dog rather than a puppy means he’s probably already fairly well-trained, and these pint-sized guys don’t need a ton of room either.

Big Dog

Big Dog

You have space, you have time and you have way too much energy — adopt a big dog! These guys will always have the energy and drive to run around with you. They’re active and mischievous, and a challenge that you can’t wait to embrace. You love companionship, and you know that these big guys will always have time for you, no matter what.

Hamster

Hamster

You want a pet that will interact with you, but who can also entertain himself pretty well when you’re not around. A hamster is a tiny, adorable companion who you can take out and play with, but also leave at home when you do need to be out and about. You might not be ready for the responsibility of a kitten, but a hamster is just as cuddly and cute — and probably won’t be able to destroy your couch quite as easily.

Fish

Fish

You’re still trying to figure out how to keep your own life together, and maybe you need an animal friend who needs a little less attention than someone furry. As long as you make sure you have a big enough tank for the little guy, you’ll be set — fish need room to play too! A fish is good practice for remembering to feed something other than yourself, and you can give them weird names and it doesn’t really matter. You’ll never have to shout a fish’s name from your doorstep.

Virtual Pet

Virtual Pet

You might not be so ready for a pet. Maybe you should play Neopets or The Sims or find some sort of online pet simulator to practice on first. Or adopt a plant. Plants need to be kept alive too.