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.
Yours is the sign of service, so when adopting a pet, try an animal rescue facility, where you can make a difference by bringing home a sweet, furry, and very grateful soul. You don’t mind pets that require a bit of assistance or maintenance, so you work well with dog breeds such as Boxers or German Shepherds that tend to have health issues. However, a nervous or temperamental pet will feed into your tendency toward anxiety. Avoid high-strung breeds such as Chihuahuas or Pomeranians, and go instead for a grounded, easygoing animal that will thrive under your devoted ministrations. Also, be prepared for it to take some time to bond with your new friend. You may warm up slowly, but once you fall in love, you’re a devoted pet companion for life.