Pet personalities and star signs

Deciphering your pet's personality can be difficult - with all their individual quirks and habits, it really is like getting to know another human. Just like humans too, we can look to the stars for an overview of what makes our furry friends tick.

The sign that your pet was born under impacts the way he interacts with the world. Each sign also has its own set of strengths, weaknesses, personality traits and attitudes.

Whether you take horoscopes seriously or not, no one can deny they are at least a little bit of fun and sometimes incredibly accurate!

Check it out below - how does your pet's star sign match their personality?

Aries (March 21 – April 20)

Ruled by the planet Mars, the sign of Aries is the Ram. Mars is “the bright and burning one” ruled by passion and drive. Aries is a fire sign, which makes the Aries pet confident and strong.

Taking no for an answer is not in their mindset. When an Aries pet does not come when they’re called, don’t take it personally. As a fire sign, the Aries pet is extremely smart and playful. They want to be the centre of your world and your possessions.

Naturally inquisitive and self-assured, the Aries pet can find themselves getting into accidents. And you may find yourself at the vet more than you would like.

The perfect gift for your Aries pet: The Odin Treat Toy

Taurus (April 21 – May 20)

Ruled by Venus, the sign of Taurus is the Bull. Venus is the planet of love, beauty, and gentleness. Taurus is an earth sign and creates a lot of will power. The Taurus pet wants to have their cake and eat it too.

When they want to do something, then that is the way it is going to be. Taurus pets are inherently shy and need to feel safe. They love affection but only when they’re in the mood.

The Taurus pet needs a balanced and peaceful environment. Loud noises and chaos will get them stressed and upset.

The perfect gift for your Taurus pet: Bolga Pet Bed

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

The sign of Gemini is the Twins and they’re ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury is the planet of intelligence. Gemini is an air sign with an earthen spirit. Pets with their sun signs in Gemini are both passive and aggressive, positive and negative, outgoing and reserved.

Gemini pets aren’t into “ownership”. Guardian is the way of the Gemini and these pets weave their spirit in the world rarely bonding with one person.

The Gemini is a quick learner, loves exercise, has a quick wit and is affectionate. But they can also be nervous, indecisive in their eating habits, and prone to separation anxiety due to their need to be with others.

The perfect gift for your Gemini pet: Front Range Harness

Cancer (June 21 – July 20)

Ruled by the moon, the sign of Cancer is the Crab. The moon is emotional, sensitive and nurturing. Cancer is a water sign, which is fluid and moving.

In astrology, pets born under this sign are loving and sweet-natured. Even though they love being around you, most Cancers need continuous reassurance.

New places and people can make them disengage and become ill-tempered. Cancer pets love to nurture other animals and make good companions for other pets. They’re controlled by their appetites and can quickly gain weight. Free feeding should not be on the Cancer pet's menu.

The perfect gift for your Cancer pet: Lover Not a Biter Collar Charm

Leo (July 21 – August 20)

The sign of Leo is the Lion ruled by the Sun. The sun is warming, noble, and generous. Leo is a fire sign with energy to burn. Leos love the outdoors and everything that comes with it. They also enjoy barking.

It doesn’t matter if a Leo pet is with you or at the dog park, he or she loves to be the center of attention. A huge positive of having a pet with their sign in Leo is that they’re the most loyal pets in the zodiac.

The perfect gift for your Leo pet: Lunker Toy

Virgo (August 21 – September 20)

Ruled by Mercury, the sign of Virgo is the virgin. Mercury is the planet of intellect. When Virgo and Mercury combine, they create the calmest pet in the astrological line up. The Virgo dog is a champion of stressful conditions.

Like the Taurus, they love a routine and don’t do well with change. Virgos like to talk and follow you from one place to the next. This behavior makes them a great pet for people who enjoy the outdoors and love to travel.

The perfect gift for your Virgo pet: Float Coat

Libra (September 21 – October 20)

The sign of Libra is the Scales ruled by the planet Venus. Venus makes Libra pets indecisive and a little ADD. They’re difficult to train due to their inability to pay attention for long periods of time.

In astrology, pets born under this sign are loving and pleasant but need gentle discipline to feel secure. If you want a pet that will just go with the flow and deal with complete chaos, a Libra pet is not for you.

Structure is a must. Libras also have irregular eating habits. They tend to eat only when they want to.

The perfect gift for your Libra pet: Woof Woof Double Feeder

Scorpio (October 21 – November 20)

Ruled by pluto, the sign of Scorpio is the Scorpion. Scorpio is a water sign and highly emotional. The Scorpio pet is robust and strong willed. They usually get what they want and are very influential over other animals and people.

Scorpios need daily exercise to help relieve stress and crave structure. Without structure, the Scorpio pet will take advantage of everyone and everything he or she comes in contact with. These pets are extremely intuitive and never forget when they’re wronged.

A Scorpio pet is a friend of solitude but also enjoys good company, especially yours. They love to be fawned over and groomed.

The perfect gift for your Scorpio pet: Good as Gold Shampoo

Sagittarius (November 21 – December 20)

Ruled by the planet Jupiter, the sign of Sagittarius is the Archer. Sagittarius is a fire sign that loves a challenge. The glass is always half full for a pet with their sign in Sagittarius. These pets are happy, outgoing and kind.

You have to watch your Sagittarius pet around others because they have a tendency to get picked on. They love to get physical affection and feel they are your one true love.

Loyalty is a Sagittarius’s specialty, making them want to be with you at all times. If you’re not careful, this trait can turn into separation anxiety. Sagittarius pets crave companionship and love to have another pet or animal in the house.

The perfect gift for your Sagittarius pet: Frank Carrier

Capricorn (December 21 – January 20)

Ruled by the planet Saturn, the sign of Capricorn is the Goat. Saturn is an earth sign and one of the most grounded signs of the Zodiac.

According to astrology, Capricorn pets are clean, refined, and intense with a mind of their own. They love to run around and exercise. Capricorns don’t sleep as much as other pets and suffer from anxiety in stressful situations.

Capricorns don’t always make the best companions for other animals. If they’re forced into getting step-siblings, they may take time to get used to them.

The perfect gift for your Capricorn pet: Hunter 33 Pet Parfum

Aquarius (January 21 – February 20)

Ruled by the planet Uranus, the sign of Aquarius is the Water Bearer. Aquarius is an air sign and happens to be the most intelligent and intuitive sign in the zodiac.

Aquarians are unpredictable and can go from zero to sixty in about two seconds. These pets are also difficult at times in that they like to do what they want to do when they want to do it. What makes us adore them is that they are extremely loving and love others.

The Aquarian pet is perfect if you want them to be a companion to a dog, cat or chicken! They will be game to whomever you pair them up with.

But Aquarians also need their space and alone time to plot and plan their next amazing surprise. Just when you least expect it they’ll dazzle you.

The perfect pet for your Aquarius pet: Banana Loco Bandana

Pisces (February 20 – March 20)

Ruled by Jupiter, the sign of Pisces is the Fish.. Pisces is a water sign and mixed with the air of Jupiter, you get a pet with a magical sensitivity.

In astrology, pets born under the sign of Pisces are inherently sweet. They also need a peaceful atmosphere to flourish because they get stressed easily. Like Leos, these pets sometimes get bullied because of their non-aggressive nature.

Pisces pets are very independent. They do what they want without attracting the attention of others. What does this mean for you? Don’t let yourself get fooled. They have you well trained.

The perfect gift for your Pisces pet: Bolga Cave Bed