Your Right Pet
Already have a pet and want to know if they've got everything they need? Find out about your pet's 5 welfare needs.
The law says that you must be 16 or over to buy or own an animal. Anyone under that age should talk to a responsible adult about everything that's involved in owning a family pet and work through these questions with them.
Your Right Pet will suggest pets that might be suitable for you, based on your lifestyle and circumstances. It will not suggest exotic pets like reptiles, or large animals like horses. These pets are particularly demanding to keep properly, requiring specialist knowledge and care.
Winner of the 2010 UFAW Companion Animal Welfare Award
PDSA's Your Right Pet has been awarded the 2010 UFAW (Universities Federation for Animal Welfare) Companion Animal Welfare Award.
The international award is made to recognise significant innovations for the welfare of companion animals.
Is a pet right for me?
Thanks for using our Your Right Pet tool. Your current circumstances mean that at the moment, you might not be able to provide for all of a pets' welfare needs to keep it healthy and happy. You might be breaking the law if you decide to go ahead and get a pet that you can't properly care for.
What if my circumstances change?
If your circumstances change and you think you may be able to take on the responsibility of caring for a pet then you can answer the 'Your Right Pet' questions again to see which pets might be suitable.
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