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Old 03-02-2014, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Should i get a puppy or kitten?

right now ive been pulling my hair out about what kind of pet I should get. I know it would be good for me but what kind? you see I did want to go back to work its been 7yrs since I worked so I wanted to do some training that would take me away from home 5days a week for 4hrs a day but im not sure if I can even do that cause I don't sleep well and I suffer from depperssion. so I would love a dog a could walk with as I want very much to lose wht and a walking buddy I would love. also I love kittens they are not as hard as puppies and they are just as loving if you pick the right one I would want two kittens but I would still want to hold them and pet them without getting scratched or bitten. so what kind also a big or small dog ive had large dogs in apts before and am an experienced pet owner. but I don't want to make a mistake and have to give up my pet cause I made a wrong choice. ive done that with cats and dogs. but I feel ive changed I was young and am just 33 now. any thing would help feel free to ask me questions too

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Why not both?
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Before making any kind of decision, I would start visiting your local animal shelter. Visit with the dogs and cats. Don't make any immediate decision. Visit several times. Maybe even volunteer to help at the shelter so that you can get to know the animals before making a decision.

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Welcome to Dog Forum. Dunbar's Mom made a great suggestion.
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Hi Sugarmuffin well I too suffer from depression and either a dog or cat can help lift depression as when you are stroking them it releases endorphines on both you and the animal giving a sense of well being for both I do agree with Dunbar's Mom don't rush in to anything,do your research on either/both and know your limits as it's no use getting one of each if you can't cope and that in turn could make you 'more' depressed which you won't want Also consider wether it be a puppy/kitten or a older dog/cat Puppies will need extensive training and can be very hard,but rewarding too Older dogs from a shelter/rescue centre also is worth considering too!!! Good luck on what ever you decide and let us know how you get on
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good luck! and yes have them both! we have 5 dogs and a cat, its lovely!

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