If you are thinking about adding a pet to your family, try a shelter or rescue pet first. Often, if you want a specific breed, you can find them from rescue non-profits. If breed doesn't really matter to you, try a shelter adoption. Most rescues and shelters charge a lot less than what it will cost you to get a pet from a breeder or store. Usually when you buy a pet from a breeder or store, you also have to pay for all of their shots and for spaying or neutering, when you adopt from a rescue or shelter the pets have all of their health concerns already addressed.