Aries is a Cardinal Fire Sign and this means that they are leaders of the pack with one of the fastest elements on Earth. Fire moves quickly, and has an energy that is almost impossible to match. Aries is an independent one, and they are extremely active in almost everything they do. So when it comes to Aries pet compatibility, Aries wants a pet that can keep up with them. Here are your best pet matches, Aries!

Dogs are always a great choice for Aries because dogs like to always be on the go and dogs will match the energy and action plans of Aries. Aries is not one to fuss for little dogs, but would do well with a larger breed such as a faithful Golden Retriever or a Labrador. Aries needs a playful dog as well, so wants to maybe stay away from Greyhounds or work dogs like a Collie. But if Aries can rescue a larger breed from a shelter, they will have a new best friend for forever.

You almost can't find a faster pet to bring into the home than a bird, which makes feathered friends a lot of fun for Aries. Aries doesn't like to fuss too much with pets either, and so having a caged pet in the home meets many needs for both Aries and their new family friend. Much research on the type of bird you are bringing into the home is necessary before Aries makes the plunge into a commitment that is overwhelming. As independent as birds are, the fancier breeds can be very high in maintenance. So Aries wants to really do their homework before bringing a feathered friend home. For Aries, the smaller the bird the better in all likelihood, as this will require less maintenance, while still offering the action oriented energy of this new family pet.

After dogs, felines are the best pet match for Aries, and there will be many Aries who prefer cats over dogs. The reason for this is simple. Cats have a lot of energy and like to play, but then they like to go off and do their own thing once in a while. Aries needs an animal that is independent, and this makes cats an ideal match. Aries and cats get along splendidly, because Aries doesn't like to fuss over too much. Cats also have a special instinct that allows them to be there for Aries when they need them, or to skitter off for some down time when they need that themselves.