According to popular lore, dogs are man’s best friend — but while many people adore the devotion and companionship of a puppy, not everyone wants to deal with muddy paws, slobbery licks or begging at the dinner table. The same goes for cats: Some find them beautiful and intriguing, while others see them as little more than snooty sneeze-factories. So which furry, feathered or scaly animal could be your best friend? Your Zodiac sign is a great place to find ideas. Our signs impart unique qualities and characteristics that help shape not only our personalities, but also our preferences. Your Sun sign can reveal the type of animal that might make your very best companion — your own, personal best friend.
You like knowing you and your family are secure. For this reason, a good guard dog could become a true member of the family — as long as it’s a breed that can provide protection as well as companionship and devotion. Certain breeds of dog are both protective and good with children, such as Golden Retrievers and Labrador Retrievers; both of these are larger dogs with intimidating barks that also love to romp and play, and that tend not to be aggressive. You might also enjoy keeping a pet hermit crab in an aquarium. Since yours is the sign of the Crab, you share a special bond with this animal that carries its home on its back and retreats into its shell when feeling vulnerable.