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mjwallaker
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Hi there!

If you feel your family isn’t ready for the responsibility of a large animal like a dog, I have found there are plenty of other animals who are just as loving and supportive that can perform the same role. I myself have a couple of rats, and there are plenty of bonding animals like guinea pigs. The only downside is that with small bonding animals like these, you typically need to have a minimum of two in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle for that pet.