I guess yes, somebody should! There are a lot of pets, but for me dogs are much better. They are gentle, friendly and very lovely. The only one thing for me about dogs was hard: to choose the breed, I was thinking about Akita and Shiba. I was very hard, i've read a lot about both and couldn't decide, One think really helped me to decide, it was a site with the exact comparition of these breeds. It was helpful. So, yes, there are other pets, but dogs are awesome!