The things you think about when you are getting a pet include its breed, its size and whether or you will have the time to look after it. However, should we be thinking of one other element - it's star sign? 

Why not? Many of us look to see are our signs compatible with potential partners, so why not do the same with pets? After all, getting a pet is quite a commitment, so why not cover every base before you make the leap. 

Astrology website, New Visions, stands by this theory, stating: "An effective way to ensure an easier time raising pets is through understanding what makes them tick and how their basic behavior will evolve depending on their astrological sign."

Dogs Naturally Magazine also states that a pup's personality may have its roots in the stars: "The zodiac is more than horoscopes. Within the charted stars, you can find insights about yourself as well as your dog."

Here is a brief rundown of all the pet's astrology signs 

Aries (March 21 – April 20)
Aries are confident and strong animals. You will think you own them, but the opposite might actually be closer to the truth. They are demanding, but ultimately worth it because of their terrific personalities. 

Taurus (April 21 – May 20)
Taurus pets are generally loving and gentle, due to the influence of Venus. They can be a little headstrong at times, but ultimately they just want to feel loved. 

Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
If you are looking for an animal that beams with intelligence, then look no further, because Gemini pets are complete clever clogs. 

Cancer (June 21 -July 20)
A sweet natured sign, where the animals can be just a little bit needy at times. However, they are loving and that's always nice. 

Leo (July 21 – August 20)
A noble sign that will get you an animal that is generally quite regal in its nature. They won't enjoy being outside of their comfort zone though. 

Virgo (August 21 – September 20)
A calm animal, due to the influence of mercury here. This is a pet that will be above all the stress that is going on around them. Cool and calm is what you're getting here. 

Libra (September 21 – October 20)
As far as attention spans go, animals who are Libras aren't renowned for them. If you think you are getting an animal who will concentrate, then think again, because that is simply not this sign. 

Scorpio (October 21 – November 20)
An emotional sign, but one that works well with other animals due to their kind nature and intuitive understanding of other's needs. 

Sagittarius (November 21 – December 20)
This is an animal that will love being challenged. Thus, if you're getting a dog then this is the perfect one for obstacle courses and long walks. 

Capricorn (December 21 – January 20)
A clean animal, which will enjoy its home comforts. However, be wary, because this is an animal that does enjoy space. 

Aquarius (January 21 – February 20)
An unpredictable sign, thus an unpredictable animal. If you want to set yourself a challenge, then keeping an Aquarius animal might just be that. 

Pisces (February 20 – March 20)
A sweet and peaceful animal, but one that gets stressed easily. They will want to be by your side 24 hours, every day.