For as many proven benefits as there are to pet ownership, there can be just as many drawbacks if you're not prepared for them. Take our quick quiz to help find the right pet for you and your family.
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The majority of the pet's care may fall on your shoulders because of your more flexible schedule. Be sure to discuss the arrangement as a family to make sure any adjustments in your schedule can be accommodated if need be.