Sure they're cute, but is it time for a new pet?  Hopefully you are reading this article before you wandered into a pet store and were approached by the knowledgeable, teenage kennel tech who said in a chipper upbeat voice, "Hi! Welcome to Pet World.  Would you like to hold a puppy?!" 

Many couples consider their pet a member of the family and would like shared custody following a break-up. However, there may be some obstacles that present themselves in this situation. So, before deciding on sharing Fido with your ex, it might be worth considering some of the following: