hey my names Amy i am 22 and i am a huge animal lover. i have 2 rescue cats in my home but they stay in the bedroom 24/7 anyways (their choice) so doesn't matter if your pet doesn't get along with cats. i will have pets inside at night, outside during the day unless the weather is too hot or cold. the only thing i request is that your pet is not violent towards children as i have a 2 year old son. i have a huge back yard which means lots or running space no shelter out there but as i said if its too hot or cold your pet will be inside. i have had all sorts of pets through out my life including dogs, cats, fish, bunnys, mice, yabbies, chickens, guinea pigs and turtles i know alot about animals and i love them all .