The easiest way to find out what type of pet is best for you, whether it be a dog or cat, is to ask yourself the following questions: Do I want to own an animal that requires daily grooming because of its short hair? Will I need help with vet visits and medications? Is my schedule too busy for me to devote time to taking care of this pet?
For instance, if you are a single mother who lives alone and has no children at home (and therefore no one for whom she must provide veterinary services), then perhaps you should consider getting an aquarium instead. Pets like fish require very little attention; they eat once or twice per week; they do not shed their fur; there are virtually no housing expenses involved; and they can easily be kept indoors without needing any special equipment. The only drawback might be that your neighbors will complain about your living arrangements!
Some people think dogs make good pets because they require so much interaction with humans—they sit on laps, lick faces, catch balls thrown by kids in the yard . . . Be careful though—dogs have been known to bite. Give them plenty of exercise each day but don’t allow them up on furniture where children play since some breeds also tend toward aggression when encountering other animals or small children. If this sounds like something that would work well for you then maybe just get one as opposed to two dogs—one female and one male will cut down on your testosterone-fueled competition among