It’s fun to know about your zodiac sign and what common traits you share with others born under your sun sign. Your sign can tell a lot about you: your personality, your passions, your motivations. You can use those traits to figure out everything from your self-care routine to what job you would excel in.
What if you could use your sign to find out what pet is perfect for you?
We bet we can guess based on your zodiac sign what pet would work best for your personality and lifestyle. Check your sign and see if we’re right!
Zodiac Sign Dates
Not sure what your zodiac sign is? Your sun sign is the easiest of the three to figure out. It’s just based on the day of your birth.
While the exact end and start dates change depending on leap years, here are the dates of each of the zodiac signs. If you fall on a start or end date, check the specific calendar from the year you were born.
- Aries Dates: March 21-April 19
- Taurus Dates: April 20-May 20
- Gemini Dates: May 21-June 20
- Cancer Dates: June 21-July 22
- Leo Dates: July 23-August 22
- Virgo Dates: August 23-September 22
- Libra Dates: September 23-October 22
- Scorpio Dates: October 23-November 21
- Sagittarius Dates: November 22-December 21
- Capricorn Dates: December 21-January 20
- Aquarius Dates: January 21-February 18
- Pisces Dates: February 19-March 20
Aries Zodiac Pet
Dates: March 21-April 19
Zodiac Symbol: Ram
Best Pet: Husky
An Aries is known for their energetic bravery and need to take risks. You aren’t content just to sit back and live a life behind an office desk. You need adventure!
If you’re someone who finds adventure in the great outdoors, you need a high-energy dog by your side. Having a husky is like having a wolf for a pet: they’re just a bit more cuddly. They need constant stimulation and exercise, and are extremely intelligent dogs. They’re content hiking and camping in the great outdoors with you and will follow you wherever you go.
Taurus Zodiac Pet
Dates: April 20-May 20
Zodiac Symbol: Bull
Best Pet: Rabbit
A Taurus is intelligent, diligent, honest, and thorough. You’re known for giving any task everything you’ve got, from planning a friend’s wedding to completing a big presentation at work.
You need an animal you can unwind with. Someone you can snuggle with, and someone who will make you smile.
For you, we recommend a rabbit. Rabbits have extremely unique, bright personalities, but will only reveal them if you have the patience to let them come out of their shells at their own pace. You’re willing to put in the hard work of caring for them because you know their companionship will be extremely rewarding.
Gemini Zodiac Pet
Dates: May 21-June 20
Zodiac Symbol: The Twins
Best Pet: Cat
A Gemini is extremely hard to pinpoint. They’re constantly changing, following whims that catch their fancy and always trying something new. They’re whimsical, curious, adventurous, and always ready to have a good time.
Geminis need animals that are as independent as they are. They need a pet that they can leave food and water for and head out for the weekend. A Gemini needs a cat.
A cat will appreciate the company when the Gemini is around, but won’t be too hung up if they don’t see them for a day or two. They’ll respect each other’s space and enjoy each other’s presence, but not constantly need the other’s attention.
Cancer Zodiac Pet
Dates: June 21-July 22
Zodiac Symbol: Crab
Best Pet: Rescue dog
As a Cancer, you live your life directed by your emotions. You’re empathic and can read others’ emotions well. This can take a toll on your mental health; experiencing your own strong emotions and the emotions of others can be overwhelming.
You need a dog that will snuggle up with you and listen to your troubles: a dog that doesn’t have an ego and only wants to be around you. Pugs were originally bred to remain on an emperor’s lap for hours on end in Ancient China, so they might be an excellent snuggle option.
However, the best way to know what dog is right for you is by getting to know their personality. Head to your local rescue and find a buddy that would give the world to be your pal.
Leo Zodiac Pet
Dates: July 23-August 22
Zodiac Symbol: Lion
Best Pet: Green Iguana
A Leo needs a sense of adventure in their life. You are passionate, energetic, and excited to take on any new challenge. You lead the pack and need to be out and active in order to feel fulfilled.
You love things that are unique and exotic. You need a pet that fits that challenge: a green iguana.
Green iguanas are extremely unique and very difficult to care for. They can grow up to 7 feet long, so they need space and a 120°F tank. With the proper care, these beautiful creatures can live up to 20 years, so you’ll have a companion for decades.
Virgo Zodiac Pet
Dates: August 23-September 22
Zodiac Symbol: The Virgin
Best Pet: Leopard Gecko
A Virgo prides themselves in their perfectionist persona. You’re extremely loyal and balance your passion with your level headedness. You are kind and giving, and will use logic to determine what your partner needs.
You would do well as a Leopard Gecko parent. They need precise habitats to stay healthy, and you’ll enjoy caring for their complex needs. They aren’t like a dog where you have to worry about them ruining the house while you’re gone. You get to take them out when you’re ready and you can know they’re safe in their cage while you’re away.
Libra Zodiac Pet
Dates: September 23-October 22
Zodiac Symbol: The Scales
Best Pet: Bonded pair of dogs
A Libra fills their life with balance. You appreciate when things are organized and stable, from the organization of your sock drawer to the balance in your friend group. You are a diplomat and can help others come to a compromise to find a solution that fits everyone’s needs.
If you want a challenge as a pet parent, adopt a pair of bonded dogs. Because you’re excellent at commanding balance, you’ll help them settle any disagreements they may have. You’ll find solutions if one of them gets food aggressive, and you’ll help them learn to share toys.
The only problem you’ll have is sharing time on your lap; but knowing you, you’ll make it work.
Scorpio Zodiac Pet
Dates: October 23-November 21
Zodiac Symbol: Scorpion
Best Pet: Cockatoo
The name of the game with a Scorpio is intensity. You’re intense in your love life, your social life, your work life, and your spiritual life. You crave intimacy and want to know your place in the universe. You will do anything and everything to make your dreams come true, and you’ll use that same intense passion to make the people around you happy.
That’s why you’d be a perfect cockatoo parent. Cockatoos aren’t like other birds; they crave constant attention and affection from the person they love. They bond deeply and don’t like to be alone. They are intelligent and need constant stimulation to stay happy. If you need a pet that won’t grow tired of your companionship, get a cockatoo.
Sagittarius Zodiac Pet
Dates: November 22-December 21
Zodiac Symbol: The Archer
Best Pet: Hamster
A Sagittarius is a kind friend that does not depend on others. You are compassionate, but you don’t need the validation of others to feel happy and fulfilled. You’re good to go out into the world on your own, but you enjoy the company of others from time to time.
You would be a great hamster parent. You can take them out to give them some playtime, but if you give them an exciting enough enclosure, they won’t need your constant attention. You’ll have fun coming up with new and innovative ways to make their cage or tank more interesting for them, and you’ll love watching them do tiny laps on their hamster wheel.
Capricorn Zodiac Pet
Dates: December 21-January 20
Zodiac Symbol: Sea-goat
Best Pet: Fish
A Capricorn likes when things go their way. You’re a hard worker and take responsibility for difficult tasks. To you, there is a way in which things are done, and things should be done that way and that way only.
You need a pet that isn’t going to talk back or have a mind of its own. That’s why you’ll be a perfect fish parent. You’ll enjoy putting together a complicated, fun tank for your fish to swim in, and it’ll be a good challenge researching which breeds of fish will work together to create the healthiest ecosystem. You’ll enjoy watching them, and their slow movements will relax you.
Aquarius Zodiac Pet
Dates: January 21-February 18
Zodiac Symbol: Water Bearer
Best Pet: Ferret
An Aquarius is unfailingly quirky and dreams about a better world for everyone. They’re usually introverted and can get lost in their creativity, spending hours working on one painting or focusing on one poem. They like to use their creativity to solve problems that most people only look at from one angle.
A pair of ferrets will be an exciting addition to your cozy home. Ferrets are hilarious to watch wiggle around and you’ll have fun coming up with creative ways to entertain them. Whether you give them a ball pit to play in or make an obstacle course for them to traverse, you’ll have a grand time playing with animals that not everyone understands.
Pisces Zodiac Pet
Dates: February 19-March 20
Zodiac Symbol: Fish
Best Pet: Whatever pet needs you
A Pisces spends their time improving the lives of others. You are creative, generous, and compassionate. You have a bleeding heart and want to give everyone the world. You always go the extra mile to make people smile, and your goal in life is to improve the lives of those around you.
The best pet for you is the one that needs you most at that moment. You would be an amazing foster parent for the local shelter, taking in the pets that need medical care before they’re ready for their forever home. You’ll be patient with the dogs that need discipline training, and you’ll be compassionate to the cat who just gave birth to a litter of kittens. Your healing hand would be best used for whatever animal needs the most love and care.
Finding the Zodiac Self Care that Works Best for You
Before you choose to bring home a pet, do a lot of research to make sure you’ll give them the best home possible. If you’re looking to bring home a reptile, make sure they have plenty of space and a tank that will stay at the right temperature. If you’re bringing home a puppy, make sure you’ve puppy-proofed the house to keep important things out of their mouths.
Whenever you’re considering bringing a new pet into your home, always consider adoption first! There are so many amazing pets waiting out there for their forever home, and there’s nothing more satisfying than giving a discarded pet a new lease on life. When you do need to go to a breeder, make sure they are licensed and running an ethical operation for the pet you’re about to bring home.
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Sarah Margaret is an artist who expresses her love for feminism, equality, and justice through a variety of mediums: photography, filmmaking, poetry, illustration, song, acting, and of course, writing.
She owns Still Poetry Photography, a company that showcases her passion for capturing poetic moments in time. Instead of poetry in motion, she captures visual poetry in fractions of a second, making cherished keepsakes of unforgettable moments.
She is the artist behind the Still Poetry Etsy shop, which houses her illustrations and bespoke, handmade items. She is the author of intricacies are just cracks in the wall, a narrative poetry anthology that follows a young woman discovering herself as she emerges from an abusive relationship.