Anyone have any advice on owning a pet in Shanghai as a foreigner living here? I am thinking about getting a dog or cat, but I am not sure which. Any suggestions?
You can definitely buy a pet or you can also choose the alternative to adopt one. Here is a link to a website for adopting pets in Shanghai: http://www.scaashanghai.org/index.shtml.
Some things to consider are how long you will be staying in Shanghai, would you available to take care of a pet every day and be willing to sacrifice your own time or schedule, are you good at taking care of pets, are you allergic to them, etc.