Your children have been asking for a pet. You’re not sure if it's a good idea. It may be ideal to mind a pet for a week or so and assess whether or not the family can handle the responsibility.
You love animals, but don't want the responsibility of a pet with all the inherent vet visits, food expenses, etc. You don't really want a major lifestyle or financial commitment but would enjoy occasionally having a pet for company.
You have been considering a particular breed and would like to spend some time with that breed to decide if it’s a good fit.
You’d love to have a pet, but for various reasons, you can only have a pet part-time.
You like to take a walk during the day and wouldn’t mind having a companion, day-time or weekend company.