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Quiz: What Pet Best Suits My Lifestyle?

Find out what pet might be perfect for you


Choosing a pet (or even breed) that best suits your lifestyle is a very important decision. To help you best pet for your lifestyle and preferences, FOUR PAWS has created this quiz, to give you an insight into what pet might be perfect for you. 

Note: Our science is not perfect here, this is just a guide to point you in the right direction.

Choose the answer that most closely applies to you and note down the symbol for the answer. 

FOUR PAWS quiz 'What pet best suits my lifestyle?'

So which pet is best suited for your lifestyle?

Now that you have answered all the questions, count how many times you selected answers with the symbol. The answers you picked most often indicate what pet might suit you best:

  • Mostly circle: A dog may be the best fit for your lifestyle
  • Mostly star: A cat may be the best fit for your lifestyle
  • Mostly square: A small mammal (or rather two) may be the best fit for your lifestyle
  • Mostly triangle: Your lifestyle may not be best suited for a pet

Feel free to download our PDF:

What pet best suits my lifestyle?

What pet best suits my lifestyle?

Answer the quiz to find out which pet is best for you

Do you feel Ready to take care of a Pet?

Find out more: How to become a responsible pet owner 

Why do you want to have a pet?

Discover the motivations behind pet ownership HERE!

Can you afford a pet?

Owning a pet is not a short-term commitment – some of our companions have a long lifespan, which allows for many years of enjoyment, but also expense so it is important to consider the long-term costs as well as the short-term ones. Find out more HERE!

Test yourself with our '30-day challenge'

To get a glimpse of what it might be like to have a pet in your life, we challenge you to take on a 30-day test run of pet ownership, to ‘try before you buy’. Your challenge, should you wish to accept it...

Where should you purchase your pet from? 

There are many ways where you can acquire a pet, make sure that you find the best solution for yourself and one where the animal’s welfare is put first. Read more HERE!

This article is part of the Responsible Pet Ownership series

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