There are many reasons to get a pet, but pet ownership is not for everyone. You can be a loving, kind, and attentive person; but that doesn’t mean you are cut out to own a pet.
If you travel a lot you may not be a good candidate for pet ownership. Pets require attention, feedings, and other care procedures. If you travel a lot, you won’t be able to tend to the pet. True, you could hire someone to care for it while you are gone, but that can get expensive and if you travel frequently you may not feel comfortable with having someone in your house so frequently.
If you frequently lose interest in things you may not be a good pet owner. Pets are not accessories that you can just stuff in the closet when you get bored. So if your attention span is short when it comes to new projects, you should really think long and hard about getting a pet. Take some time to think about it then in a few months if you are still interested then you can proceed.
If you do not have a lot of disposable income then perhaps pet ownership is not for you. Pets can become expensive- especially if they get sick. You don’t want to fall in love with a pet, have it get sick, and then not be able to do anything about it. Also, pets need things on the regular. Toys, food, vet checkups, grooming supplies- are all basic things that pets need. If money is tight, you might not want to get a pet- unless it’s a fish. But even fish need food, a tank, and tank cleaning supplies- and all of these things cost money.