I was thinking this and wanted to know other's opinions. Do you find that you always get a particular breed of cat or dog, or do you not have a preference? Is your preference dictated by your love for the breed, or by circumstances (live in a small space, allergic, etc). Just wondering. In the past I had a min schnauzer. When he passed away and I moved I found myself with smaller space. I knew I needed a small pet and I wanted a dog. I researched into Yorkies and now that is what I have. I love him and the breed to death, and I guess I will be Yorkie lover forever. Any of you decided to change breeds after a beloved pet passed? Thanks!