Perhaps the time has come where you and your family are ready to welcome a new pet into your home. Although this is an exciting time, there is a lot to consider. You want your new pet to fit in as well as possible. Discover these three types of ways you and your family can talk about what type of pet everyone wants, so you can ensure everyone is on the same page. 

1. Find Out What Type of Pet Everyone Wants

Sit down and have an open discussion with everyone in your household about what type of pet they want. Are they looking for an active dog? A cat that is laid back? A hamster or a smaller pet that lives in a cage but can come out and spend time with the family? Having an open discussion might be something you dread if you think an argument might occur, but it’s important to find out what everyone’s desires and expectations are before bringing a new family member home. 

2. Be Realistic About Your Household Activity Level

Think about your household and how busy your family is. Do you or your partner work from home, or is there otherwise someone always at the house no matter what is going on? Or are you only home on the weekends? Are your children busy with a lot of activities or do they tend to come home after a long day at school? Your family’s activity level will play a big role in determining what type of pet you should get since some require a lot of energy and need someone to keep up with them, while other types of pets are perfectly content to be left on their own for long periods of time. 

3. Decide How Old You Want Your Pet To Be

Some people would rather have a puppy, such as German Shepherd puppies imported from Germany, while others would prefer a senior dog that is already housebroken. Talk with everyone about how much time you have to train a new pet and what would be best for the animal and your family. 

As you get ready to bring a new pet home, talk to your family and find out what type of animal they want. Remain realistic about your activity level at home and what everyone should expect. That can help you decide how old the pet should be before you bring them home.