These 9 Dr. Seuss Animals Might Be The Best Pets Ever

These 9 Dr. Seuss Animals Might Be The Best Pets Ever

So you’re not exactly a dog person. Or a cat person. Or a fish, turtle, rabbit, hamster, snake, bird, or even tarantula person! But that still doesn’t mean you can’t ever find your animal soul mate. If you’re looking to adopt an unconventional pet, why not consider one of the creatures populating the incredible world of Dr. Seuss?!

1. The Sneetches from The Sneetches and Other Stories

Sure, they have a reputation for being uppity ever since that embarrassing episode with the stars on their bellies, but Sneetches would still make awesome pets, if only for their long necks. You’ll never have to ask for help reaching something off the top shelf again!


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2. Max the Dog from How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Are you one of those people who likes to dress up their pet for every occasion? Well, Max has you covered. Most dogs would squirm when you try to put them in a funny holiday costume, but not Max. He’ll always go along with it! What a champ.

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3. The Fish from One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Before you roll your eyes and say “they’re just fish,” wait a second. These are far from your average garden pond variety fish. These guys have personalities, expressive eyes, and they can do things like smile and lean on their fins as if they’re hands and feet! Get ready for hours of fish-watching fun.

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4. Gertrude McFuzz from Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories

Looking for the perfect accessory to complement your evening wear? Well, if you had Gertrude McFuzz as a pet, you’d have access to an endless supply of stylish boas. She quite literally has them growing out of her behind! 

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5. Pop from Hop on Pop

You’re a busy single parent whose kids are constantly nagging you to play with them. It seems like you can never find a moment’s peace! Enter Pop, from Hop on Pop. His obesity will keep them entertained for hours while you kick back with a glass of wine and catch up on Scandal!

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6. Horton from Horton Hears A Who

Just as dogs are man’s best friend, Horton the Elephant is a Who’s best friend. This lovable lug went to great lengths to protect Whoville from being wiped out by those crazy animals from the Jungle of Nool. If that doesn’t make Horton the trustiest companion ever, what does?!

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7. Sam I Am from Green Eggs and Ham

Sure, he can be annoying, but in many respects Sam I Am would make the perfect pet, especially for people looking to break out of their shell and try new things. He’ll never stop pushing to expand your horizons, even if it’s something simple like green eggs and ham! 

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8. The Lorax from The Lorax

If you’re an advocate for environmental issues, adopting a Lorax might be the wisest decision you’ve ever made. The guy is literally known for “speaking for the trees.” Granted, he does require a little extra care (that mustache ain’t gonna trim itself), but you’d have a dedicated ally in your corner who could help you spread your message.

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9. The Cat from The Cat in the Hat

This feisty feline will take you on the ride of your life. Granted, he might get you into a bit of trouble along the way, and there’s always the danger of Things One and Two showing up but if you want to add some adventure and excitement to your otherwise mundane existence, you should definitely consider adopting the Cat in the Hat. 

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Hey, everybody needs somebody to love. If traditional pets seem like they don’t “get you,” it might be time for an imaginary, Seuss-created animal. They’ll be there when you need them, and when you go away for the weekend, they’ll be waiting patiently on the bookshelf for your return.


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