Pet Zodiac Signs

Best Pet Choices According to Zodiac Signs

By Celeste Longacre
February 12, 2019
Cat and Kitten

Here are your pet’s Zodiac signs and traits. It’s fun to see if your pet’s sign rings true. Perhaps it will even give you some insights into your pet’s behavior or the best choice for a new dog or cat.


December 22–January 19

Capricorn is the third and final earth sign of the astrological year; it represents the pinnacle of civilization. These pets are disciplined, dedicated, and hardworking. Pets born under this sign thrive on work such as herding and throw themselves into it with much gusto and resolve. Generally easy to train, they want something to do.


January 20–February 19

Aquarius is the third and final air sign of the astrological year. Pets born under this sign are inventive, freedom-oriented, and eccentric; they have a need to be different. These pets definitely have a will of their own, like to roam, and may or may not listen to you. There is intelligence there as well.


February 20–March 20

Pisces is the third and final water sign of the astrological year. Sympathetic, compassionate, understanding, and gentle, pets born under this sign are sensitive to their environment and should be trained with a light touch. They also feel more secure if they have their own “spot” (pillow, bed, perch, or rug). They are loyal and very sensitive to their owner’s moods. Once they befriend someone, it’s for life.  Pisces animals are also more curious that most, so keep an eye on them to avoid accidents!


March 21–April 20

Aries is the first of the fire signs; it represents the springtime of the zodiac—time for life’s budding renewal. Thus, pets born during this period are full of vim and vigor, anxious to be out and about exploring their world. You can count on these pets to be headstrong, pushy, curious, impulsive, and energetic. Aries pets have leadership traits and will let you know what they want. They may even be in charge! Even if there are training challenge, they are also very loyal to their family.


April 21–May 20

Taurus is the first of the earth signs; it represents the planting of the seed. Taurus pet personalities are stalwart, earthy, practical, and stubborn. Pets born under this sign are generally strong and fond of comfort (like the most comfortable place to lay down!), love food and snacks, and like things to stay the same.  While Taurus pets may be determined, they are also very protective and like to keep an eye towards the safety of their home and family.


May 21–June 20

Gemini is the first of the air signs; it represents the breezes that prepare us for a new season. Pets born under this sign love diversity, are always moving about, and are intelligent and fun-loving. Curious about everything, they are also friendly and playful, and love to have toys.


June 21–July 22

Cancer is the first of the water signs, representing the realm of the emotions. Cancer pets are sensitive, extremely loyal to home and family, caring, and fond of food. These animals tend to attach themselves firmly to you and will guard and protect you faithfully.


July 23–August 22

Leo is the second fire sign: strong, magnanimous, and playful. Leo pets want to lead, have lots of energy, and—like their totem, the lion—have their “pride.” They also possess natural abilities, can not be told what to do, are fiercely protective of their dens, and like to be noticed.


August 23–September 22

Virgo is the second earth sign, representing the harvest of the planted seed. These pets like to accomplish things. Pets born during this time are easy to train, intelligent, discerning, capable, and quick to housebreak. Also, they like to be groomed.


September 23–October 22

Libra is the second air sign. Libran pets have a constant need to be relating—with their environment, with other animals, with people. Pets born under this sign go to great lengths to please you. They also follow you around and prefer to sleep near you.


October 23–November 22

Scorpio is the second water sign; this sign rules the will. Scorpios are by far the strongest members of the zodiac. Pets born under this sign are willful, stubborn, and intelligent. They are also mischievous and have an insatiable curiosity.


November 23–December 21

Sagittarius is the third and final fire sign; those born under this sign are the seekers of freedom and adventure. Sagittarian pets have lots of energy and enjoy challenges. They also like to move around—and not just in the backyard, either. As they love action, these pets want you to take them with you when you go hiking or biking.

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You don't always know their birthdate!

I realize that this article is intended for enjoyment, not objective scientific inquiry; but many people observe that adopting a shelter dog is the kindest way to acquire a pet, and biologists will add that a hybrid - a "mutt" - is likely to be genetically healthier than a purebred animal, because those bloodlines were often created by INbreeding. Owners of shelter dogs are also convinced that they make the most loyal pets, because they REMEMBER. (Cats are more independent, of course, but the same concerns apply.)

The odds of knowing a shelter animal's exact birthday are slim; sometimes you're lucky if you can tell how old they are in terms of YEARS. So while this article is a lot of fun, I'm not sure how valuable it is for those kind souls who reach out to abandoned, abused and neglected pets, to give them the homes they deserve.

LEO is the Strongest Zodiac Sign By Far

Actually, LEO is the strongest sign of the Zodiac by far, not Scorpio! Leo is ruled by the all-powerful SUN and a LION is much stronger animal and symbol than a scorpion.


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Leos are definitely strong, but Scorpios are ruled by Pluto–closely aligned with plutonium. Leos love to show their strength where  Scorpios keep it to themselves until they really want something.

Leo Is Stronger Though

I'm glad that you admit Leo is strong. And yes, Scorpio is ruled by Pluto, but Leo is ruled by the SUN and contrary to some modern astrologers' claims, the Sun is by faaaaar a stronger force than Pluto or Plutonium. It is quite literally the strongest force in the entire solar system so it's baffling why astrologers keep forgetting that basic astronomical fact.

Leo is also symbolized by a lion, a far stronger animal than either a ram or scorpion. It's also ruled by the Strength Tarot Card. So all of this proves that Leo, not Scorpio is the strongest sign in general.

Potty training our puppy

We have a female miniature dachshund that we are having difficulty house training her to potty outside only.
She was born January 11, 2016.

Please advise us on training her.


Catherine Boeckmann's picture

Dachshunds are a difficult breed to potty train and may never be completely housebroken. Using food (only outside!) as positive reinforcement is a way to their stomach. Negative reaction makes it worse. Crate training is VERY helpful as they will not go in their bed. See more:

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I am a Libra..which sign is best for me

My cat adores me, 24/7 (my

My cat adores me, 24/7 (my husband, much to his heartbreak, not so much). I think my cat is a Cancer. He's not too quick on the uptake, not very energetic, but he is always by my side. Not a lap cat!!! But nearby, always.

Am I compatible with my dog?

Am I compatible with my dog? HE IS A LEO. I am a Sagittarius