I was scared of animals, I still am. Even dogs and cats and all. But I am feeling too too lonely, I want a pet who I can cuddle and play with. But I am scared of them biting or barking and is that licking bad oe what? I am confused between buying a puppy or a kitten, will it be tough for me to buy a puppy or a kitten when I am scared of it. I want something way less hairy and cute.
Most Helpful Guy
A dog, any size dog needs someone who will dominate it. If you treat it like a toy or a baby you will have a badly behaved dog. Basically dogs need someone to be in charge and if you don't fill their idea of what being in charge means they think they have to be in charge and this is very stressful for them because they are just a dog and don't know what they are doing.
A cat never has any real respect for humans so they are safer if you have a meek personality.2
Most Helpful Girl
I'd recommend you try to get comfortable around animals before purchasing (or even better adopting) one. As mentioned by others you definitely shouldn't get a dog if you are scared of them, you won't be able to raise a balanced, happy dog and so you probably have to deal with a lot of behavior problems down the line when they are not a cute little pup anymore. (they also need a lot of time and attention and exercise and aren't cheap)
You could try going to an animal shelter and see the cats they have for adoption, that gives you the chance to be in a room full of cats and interact with them, see how you do, without having the obligation to adopt one.
Other nice pets may be rats, now don't freak out, rats can be awesome! Very cute, playful cuddly pets, very smart too! But once again get comfortable around them before committing to anything.
If you are scared of an animal and you bring it into your home you might eventually just neglect it because you are too scared to interact with it and that is not fair on the animal nor on you!0