-I live in an apartment, so noise can't be a huge issue (excluding very large parrots and very large dogs.)
-I am allergic to cats. Not highly allergic (keeping them off my bed is usually fine), so something hypoallergenic may be worth looking into.
-I am not particularly wealthy, but I will have a few thousand saved away in case the pet has an emergency/whatever.
-I would not like to spend a significant amount of money on the adoption fee, mostly because I'd prefer to rescue.
-I will work during the day 4 days a week, but my roommate (who supports the idea of a pet) will be home. But the pet needs to be able to be unsupervised/in a cage for a few hours.
-I hate hamsters.
What do you think?
If you don't care/not sure, what sort of requirements should someone have if they want a pet? (Steady job, big yard, etc.?)