I like pets, myself. I have one small, well groomed dog. I see no problem with one or two well trained, groomed dogs or cats, especially if you clean your house often, but lots running around is bound to mess up your house! My mom knew this one animal loving lady who had a big expensive house. This lady would dog sit for people, (including for my mom), and we walked into her house, and she has very little furniture, she's got baby gates everywhere, and her house STINKS!!
She had probably a dozen animals running around. WHY!?!
A long time family friend of ours has big dogs and PIGS, yes, I said PIGS running all over her house, plus her house has that ''hoarder'' look to it with junk everywhere. Does she really like living that way?