Dogs: Are they better pets than cats? | News
There seems to be a very clear delineation between people who consider themselves "cat people" or "dog people." Sure, there are people who like both, but those folks might even have a favorite of the two, if asked.
Here are five reasons that we feel make dogs great pets:
1. Dogs are great "burglar alarms." If there's a stranger around, most dogs will let you know by barking wildly, and intruders typically don't like that and will often flee the area.
2. Dogs are friendly; if they hear you unlocking the door, they typically bounce up and down with anticipation at the door, waiting for their first glimpse of you.
3. Dogs help you exercise, as they need to be walked, and quickly adapt to leash-walking or jogging if trained.
4. Dogs are willing to learn fun tricks that will make you laugh and impress your friends.
5. Dogs sense when you're sad and will usually calme down and sit beside you and try to comfort you.
Now, we know that cats have great attributes, too, as we outlined in our article that you can read here. They are small and quiet and need less interaction, so they may suit your lifestyle more.
Whatever you decide, please feel free to contact one of the shelters below to adopt a homeless dog or cat. Shelter animals make great and grateful pets, and you can feel good about your decision to save a life by adopting.
Pets Fur People, Tyler: 903-597-2471
Humane Society of North East Texas, Longview: 303 Enterprise Street - 903-297-2170
Henderson County Humane Society, Athens - 901 W. College - 903-677-7387
APET SPCA of Mineola - 657 CR 2840 - (903) 638-6902
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