There’s nothing better than coming home to a pet. Whether they bark, swim, or run in a wheel, they brighten your day and calm you down as soon as you walk in your door. That is – if you’re matched with the right pet.
The Upton is a pet-friendly building, but before you go out and adopt that adorable drooling mutt, find the pet that appeals to you most, and make an educated decision! First, look for the paragraph that best describes your personality. Then look below to find your perfect pet.
Active & Social
You love to run, hike, and explore your neighborhood. You have a pretty set schedule, and you love to hang out with friends in casual environments, preferably enjoying the great outdoors. You’re looking for a pet companion that will be your fellow explorer, friendly, and loyal – and you don’t mind a little messiness.
Your perfect pet: dog
But not just any dog – try to find one with an energy level that matches yours, and if you want to go hiking, steer clear of toy breeds. Other things to consider: friendliness and bark level. Not everyone can handle a dog, so make sure you’re ready to commit to training if you don’t have experience.
Quiet & Relaxed
You like to go out and have fun with friends once in a while, but you’re not a huge fan of hiking or camping (or anything beyond a picnic in the park, really). Your schedule is hectic, and you would love to come home to a pet that doesn’t beg you to take it out for a walk the moment you walk in the door.
Your perfect pet: cat
A cat’s not going to demand as much time and attention as a dog – and if you’re hesitant to go for a cat, realize that not all cats are “catty.” There are plenty of cats out there that are cuddly and sweet. They just might take a little more time to warm up to you – but once they do, get ready. You won’t want to leave the house.
Not Really a “Pet Person”
Whenever people debate about the merits of cats vs. dogs, you groan. Really, you don’t like either – dogs are smelly, and cat’s are…well, hairballs. You’d prefer something that won’t leap into your arms while you’re relaxing and reading a good book. And it wouldn’t hurt if said pet matched in seamlessly with your decor.
Your perfect pet: fish
They’re low-maintenance, eye-pleasing, and their tank can be custom-selected to match the aesthetics of your home, adding interest to any bookshelf or table. On top of that, it’s been proven that 15-22 minutes of fish-gazing reduces stress. Make sure you choose fish that aren’t aggressive and are from a reputable store (not a bargain department store).
A Kid at Heart
You still miss that classroom rabbit – and you actually like kids. You relate to them because – well, you’re a kid at heart. And you want a cute pet that won’t take up too much space and keeps to itself most of the time. You’re a night owl, and wouldn’t mind a tv marathon buddy.
Your perfect pet: hamster
Just make sure you really are a night owl – these little guys are known for causing a ruckus in the evening hours – they’re nocturnal.
You have pet options – but choosing the right one can be tough. Now that you’ve discovered your pet personality match, you can start the process of finding your new best friend. Once they’re home, take advantage of pet grooming and walking services right here at home!