A cat, dog, and bummy cuddling together. Sagittarius is the Mutable Fire sign of the zodiac, also known as the wanderer. Typically Sagittarius is the least pet friendly of the zodiac signs for this very reason. Something that requires constant home care or walking is not going to do well with this sign who dislikes feeling tied down.

Sag prefers a self-sufficient pet - if they choose to take one in at all. If you’re an Archer looking for a pet, you’ll be best served by something small. Conversely, if you have the resources to hire someone to take care of your pet when you’re out wandering the world, finding one that suits your personality is a bit easier.

Because Sagittarius is hardly ever home, the best pet for Sag is a fish that can pretty much take care of itself outside of a once a day feeding. This is a very calming pet as well, and if you go this way, get an aquarium that has an ever present water flow to soothe you when the nights are quiet. Sagittarius also is intrigued by the exotic, and as such a goldfish simply won't do. A fish from a far away land will excite them because it feeds their big picture nature, and also doesn't require much care.

Generally speaking, Fire signs prefer fast moving pets, but not Sagittarius who is hardly ever home. This makes a turtle another excellent pet for them, as this is a relatively low maintenance and quiet animal that won't disrupt the Sagittarius lifestyle. Turtles are also good omens for philosophical Sagittarius.

Sagittarius will appreciate the slowed pace and perspective that turtle energy will bring into the home. They would be well served by creating a fenced in section of their yard for their turtle, or investing in an aquarium that their pet can enjoy. Freedom is important to Sagittarius as well, and having a turtle for a pet will not compromise that at all.

For the Sagittarius that is a bit of a home body or does not do much traveling, cats are an excellent choice. Sagittarius doesn't generally do well with kittens however, and is better served adopting more relaxed and set-in-their-ways older cats. Sagittarius is philosophical enough to appreciate the psychic energy cats will bring into their home. An older cat from a shelter is best for Sagittarius, who has no time or patience to train a kitten in the way they need.