If you ask any pet lover, they will tell you undeniably that pets, like people, have very distinctive personalities. Even pets of the same breed or litter can be vastly different in temperament. If you know your pet’s date of birth, then find your pet's astrological sign and get new insight into what makes your furry little friend tick.

Aries

If you are looking for a pet that is active, protective and not easily frightened, then an Aries is the one for you. This pet has energy to spare, so be prepared to provide lots of physical activity. Because they are always on the go, they have a tendency to be accident-prone. It’s not unusual to see them running into furniture, trees or even other animals! Above all, these animals love the challenge of a good chase. If you don’t want your pet bringing home bugs, birds or heaven knows what else, have plenty of toys on hand so the little critter can play soldier!

Taurus

If you are looking for a pet that loves the finer things in life (like your nice, warm bed, or favorite chair), then it’s a Taurus you’re after. This is a loyal, loving animal that can develop a stubborn attitude, so early training is very important. However, do be careful not to rely too heavily on treats as a reward for good behavior, because these pets tend to gain weight easily. Loud noises such as arguments or too much activity can be very unnerving to these animals. A Taurus pet much prefers an environment that is calm, harmonious and loving.

Gemini

If you want a pet that is intelligent, adapts easily to just about any situation, and has an insatiable curiosity, then look for one born under the sign of Gemini. Because these critters get bored easily, it is important to avoid long, drawn-out training sessions. You’ll have much better luck if you stick to several short sessions a day. Although these animals love being around people, they can also have an independent streak. Because of their curious natures, Gemini pets can find lots of things to do when you aren’t around. That’s a pretty scary thought, isn’t it!

Cancer

Are you interested in a pet that is loving, protective of family and sticks close to home? Then, find one born under the sign of Cancer. These sensitive creatures require lots of love and affection. Nothing makes them happier than cuddling up on your lap–even if they do weigh one hundred pounds! Speaking of weight, Cancer pets love to eat. If you start off giving them table scraps at an early age, be prepared to continue doing so for a long time. These pets are born nurturers. If you don’t want lots of little ones, spay or neuter your pet as soon as possible.

Leo

It’s fairly easy to spot pets born under the sign of Leo. There’s a dignified, almost regal air about them. If you are looking for a pet with “show” quality, this is the one for you. These animals thrive on attention. In fact, they demand it! A Leo pet is quite adept at learning new tricks, because “show biz” is in their blood. However, there is one thing you should know about a Leo pet. It can be very stubborn, even arrogant at times, especially when you want it to do something it considers undignified.

Virgo

Virgo pets tend to be gentle, good-natured, quiet and very sympathetic. They sense when you are not feeling well and will try to comfort you in their special way. Virgo pets are good choices if you have active children. They will take all the roughhousing kids can dish out. However, with too much stimulation, they can become hyperactive and nervous. In fact, they can have stomach problems because of their nervous temperaments. With a delicate intestinal tract, it’s wise not to make too many dietary changes. These animals are also neat freaks, so regular grooming is a must.

Libra

If you are in search of a pet that is lovable, social and sensitive, choose a Libra. These animals love when visitors drop by. They can be overly affectionate, so be sure to warn your guests beforehand! Because these critters are so people oriented, they do not like being left alone for long periods of time. In fact, they can get down right rebellious and even destructive when left alone, so it might be a good idea to have a companion for them. Libra pets care about their appearance. Being groomed is the highlight of their day!

Scorpio

Anyone who has ever had a Scorpio pet will tell you that they are extremely loyal and very protective of family members. However, they do not like to be teased as they can be easily provoked. They won’t hesitate to let you know that you are annoying them. These pets have a real stubborn streak. They like being in control. At times, it may be difficult to tell who’s really in charge. Although a Scorpio pet can be a bit of a challenge, it can also be the best friend you will ever have.

Sagittarius

If you’re looking for a friendly, adventurous animal, then a Sagittarius pet is a wonderful choice. Although these pets prefer the company of adults and other animals, they will easily tolerate the antics of spirited children. They are also quite intelligent and will attempt to communicate with you in any number of ways, from making odd sounds to jumping up and down frantically in order to get your attention. When you combine a sense of adventure, insatiable curiosity and high-octane energy, you have a pet that could go wandering around the neighborhood for days if you aren’t careful!

Capricorn

Capricorn pets are generally quiet, obedient (when they want to be) and somewhat aloof. They are not particularly fond of overactive children, unless they grow up with them. If that is the case, they will be extremely responsible, protective and very resourceful when it comes to guarding young ones. Although they are not particularly affectionate, Capricorn pets will allow themselves to be groomed, because they like the end result. Beneath the cool exterior beats the heart of a snob! These pets would do well in any type of competition, because they have a real need to be number one!

Aquarius

Watching an Aquarian pet can be a wonderful pastime. These friendly, adventurous animals are more than a little unusual. While they can be stubborn, vain and extremely independent, they can also make you double over with laughter, because they do some very bizarre things. They seem to gravitate toward electrical gadgets, so bolt down the remote control! It is never a good idea to allow a pet to roam about no matter what the circumstances. This especially holds true for an Aquarian pet. They are very friendly and will dash across a busy street to greet anyone they see.

Pisces

If you have a house full of activity and excitement, then a Pisces pet is not your best choice. These sensitive creatures are shy, introverted and basically loners. They can become high-strung and nervous around loud noises. Although they do not easily warm up to strangers, they will be very loving and affectionate toward family members. They have also been known to be jealous and possessive of those they love. Their feelings can get hurt quite easily, especially if they feel they are being ignored. If you decide to bring home a new pet, it could be weeks before this animal stops sulking!