We've never had a pet. I can't stand the idea of a dog walking around outside and then coming inside and making my floors dirty. Don't want hair from shedding on my furniture, floor or on our clothing. Anything walking underfoot that is not a child is an annoyance to me. Cats are even worse, They smell, they are sneaky and their urine is so foul it is unbelievable. They jump on tables, counters etc. I can't be the only one that dislikes pets. I do not dislike animals. Just have no desire to live with them.