Buying a dog or a cat
Buying a pet as a present
If you're considering buying a pet as a gift, read our advice carefully first.
Buying a pet
Follow our handy guide to buying a cat or dog and how to insure your pet with Direct Line.
Buying a pedigree
There are important considerations when buying a pedigree cat or dog – make sure you understand their needs, behaviour and health needs beforehand.
Rescue cats and dogs
It’s not as simple as visiting the rescue centre and taking home your favourite animal – you will need to make several visits and be vetted as a suitable new owner first.
Are you a cat or dog person?
Some people prefer cats while others are more comfortable with dogs, but does this actually say anything about your personality?