Are you sad, bored or lonely? Adopting a pet is a great way to occupy your time, and give love to another creature. Dogs are great companions. I love my dogs! We also have a cat, and used to have a rabbit. He lived to be 13 before he passed away. I have to say the rabbit was the easiest pet we have ever owned, and the cat is pretty easy too. Dogs are my favorite, but are a little more work. If where you live won’t let you have pets, maybe a turtle, or hamster even would at least occupy your time.
If you can not adopt at all, maybe you could foster, or volunteer at your local rescue or shelter. We volunteer with the local Humane Society, and we love it, though we don’t get to go as much as we would like. Do some research before you adopt, to be sure you can handle the pet of your choice, both physically, and financially. The rabbit was probably the most affordable of all our pets. Just feeding the outside birds brings me pleasure watching them. The picture below is my beloved Boo Boo. She is no longer with us, but she was the best dog in the whole world. Dogs, have their own unique personalities, and while I have 2 more, hers was gentle and kind.