Before deciding to get a new pet, it would be beneficial to consider a variety of factors including:

Your lifestyle: A happy home for a pet includes playtime, social interactions, proper nutrition and medical attention, behavioural training, and many other ways of giving them a fun and interactive life. It is a good idea to think of the needs of this new dog and how much time you will be able to provide to both your new pet and your current pet(s). To help you define your lifestyle, we suggest you take a look at our 'identifying your expectations' page.

Your availability: Spending an adequate amount of time with your new dog will help you create a positive, close relationship. If you have more than one pet, it is important that you spend individual time with each animal to nurture your relationship with each pet.

Species differences: Dogs are social creatures and tend to spend a lot of time with members in their social group. However, there are always some that may dislike being around other animals or become uncontrollable in uncertain situations. On the other hand, cats tend to be pretty attached to their territory, and will space themselves out and divide a house into individual territories in a multi-cat hou