If you have been pondering getting a puppy or kitten so you have a source of fluffy calm to hand, you must consider the wider options fully.
Your want to care for one must be the primary driver. Pets are an enormous responsibility and you must be confident you can dedicate the necessary time required to be a good guardian.
Alternatively, if it’s stroking therapy you’re after, you might like to consider a guinea pig or something of a smaller fluffy nature that might be easier to look after and not need walking around the block.
Whatever you decide, exhaust local animal sanctuaries to source the right companion for you, before you seek out breeders or shops.