No one gets us quite like our pets do. Maybe it's their animal instincts or maybe they see the best in us, even when we don't. Is there a certain pet that's more suited to your astrological sign? We consulted the stars to find the perfect BAFF (best animal friend, forever) just for you.
March 21 - April 19
While Aries may like all animals, they're not wired for pets that require a lot of attention or time. Cats make the perfect furry friend for on-the-go Aries because they're mostly self-sufficient, but still enjoy cuddling with their humans from time to time.
April 20 - May 20
Taurus is as loyal and fiercely protective as they come, and they're drawn to pets that embody the same characteristics. Bullmastiffs aren't just beautiful (a must for any Taurus) but they're calm, loyal and develop strong family bonds with their humans.
May 21 - June 20
Gemini is drawn to intelligence and loves to shock and surprise people, which makes a pot-bellied pig the perfect pet choice. These four-legged oinkers are incredibly smart and love being challenged, but they're also capable of forming close, loving relationships with their humans (which Gemini craves).
Cancer doesn't look at their pets as animals, but rather as their four-legged, furry children. While this sensitive sign can get along with any pet, they prefer ones that are smart, inquisitive and communicative (and enjoy being doted on by their humans). That makes hounds, such as a harrier or even a beagle, the perfect new family member.
July 23 - August 22
In a perfect, stress-free world, Leo would be surrounded by a harem of fluffy cats, a pack of obedient, well-groomed dogs and maybe a horse or two. But real life dictates that Leo, no stranger to anxiety issues, needs a pet that is soothing and easy to care for. An aquarium of beautiful fish will help calm this pacing lion sign.
August 23 - September 22
Virgo tends to battle their inner critic and needs a pet that will help them feel more confident. A Great Dane isn't just a magestic dog breed, they're also patient, loving and proud. When this maiden sign walks with their regal-looking canine, they're likely to feel a bit more awesome about themselves, too.
September 23 - October 22
Libra's middle name might as well be "Love," and they are some of the most affectionate people in the zodiac. They need a pet that can handle being endlessly cuddled while also having an adventurous, playful streak. Retrievers and Labradors are both perfectly suited for this extroverted star sign because they're happy as long as they're with the humans they love.
October 23 - November 22
If Scorpio was a cartoon character, she'd be Elmyra from "Tiny Toons" who wanted to love, hug and squeeze every furry friend that came her way. Bunnies, which can be notoriously playful and sweet, offer Scorpio all the cuddles imaginable, while also being trainable. Bunny bonus: They're down to wear the occasional cute outfit, which will make this sassy star sign melt with pure joy.
November 23 - December 21
Sagittarius is a deep thinker who can appreciate pets, but often doesn't feel the urge to bring an animal companion home. However, a talkative, gorgeously colored bird such as a parrot or a rainbow lorikeet could easily win over even the hardest Sagittarius heart. These beautiful birds are highly entertaining and intelligent, and with the proper training can even learn to carry on conversations with humans.
December 22 - January 18
Capricorn is a force to be reckoned with. They're intense, hardworking and dedicated people who are drawn to anything that's unusual or sets them apart from the rest of the crowd. Reptiles, such as snakes and lizards, are wonderful companions for the Capricorn who isn't afraid of a challenge and has the time to warm up to a cold-blooded creature.
January 19 - February 18
Aquarius is a nature lover, a wise thinker and a free spirit, making pet ownership a positive experience for them—so long as the animal doesn't require too much energy or maintenance. Cats make perfect animal companions because they're self-sufficient but also intelligent, giving brainy Aquarius a soulful counterpart who enjoys their company without being overbearing.
February 19 - March 20
Emotion-driven Pisces has a big heart and enough room for two or more pets in their lives. Both dogs and cats have the ability to be loving and playful, which can help Pisces stay positive and motivated, instead of succumbing to the melancholy that strikes this sensitive star sign from time to time.
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