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Should You Get a Pet?

Should You Get a Pet?

Getting a pet is a big commitment on your part and something you should think over beforehand. Many people are spontaneous when buying a pet, and later realize that their once best friend is now more of a nuisance than anything.

Cons to buying an animal for your apartment

  • You have to clean up after them; if they pee on the floor it's your responsibility to do something about it.
  • You have to feed them. If you are a college student, you may have a hard enough time feeding yourself
  • They might be miserable if confined to a small apartment; or a cage.
  • They are a big commitment. It's not like the goldfish you won at the third grade fair that dies after a week. This is the big leagues and you are going to have to take care of your animal for a long time.
  • You may have trouble finding a pet-friendly apartment, or you may need to modify your lease and pay extra fees and deposits. Luckily, HotPads has a pet friendly housing search that will help you if you need to move.


  • You have a pet!

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