Why Dogs Beat Cats As Pets

Dogs are more eager to bond, lovingly greeting their owners with tail wags and licks.

Affectionate Companions

Barking deters intruders and dogs can be trained to guard or do police work, unlike aloof cats.

Protect Homes

Dogs need walking so promote more consistent exercise and outdoor time versus independent cats.

Motivate Us To Be Active

Dog walks and parks spark friendly small talk between fellow canine owners more easily.  

Social Opportunities  

Dogs eagerly play games or cuddle for belly rubs whenever we want, unlike hiding cats.


Service dogs provide crucial support for people with disabilities in ways few cats can.

Help Special Needs

Well-trained dogs chew appropriate toys, not furniture. Litter boxes also contain mess better.

Less Destructive

The Science of Happier Pet Owners