So you’re an expat living in Japan, huh? For whatever your personal reasons are, you’ve decided that you want a pet. Could be a dog, cat, snake, hedgehog, chinchilla, or any other assortment of animal that’s allowed in a residential building. If you’re thinking more along the lines of horse, sheep, gators, or any other large or exotic pets, you might not find this article as helpful. For those struggling to get a pet, I’m hoping that my own personal experiences might help you decide how you go about getting your new family member while living abroad.