So, you are most likely asking, what exactly are the drawbacks? Pet dogs and puppies need a lot of attention, time and training, not forgetting food, accessories, pet medications and veterinary health care. If your family is on a very tight budget, or just is too busy to give your dog the face-time it needs, a dog might not exactly be the best choice. If you're considering a dog or doggie as your loved ones pet, be sure you are able its' keep, and that you have enough time to spend training, going out and playing with your dog.
Cats are extremely popular as household pets. Also, they are beautiful, fluffy and affectionate, but a lot more self-reliant than pet dogs. Most pet cats can be left alone all day long (or even right away) without ill-effect. Cats tend to eat less that pet dogs (apart from the toy variety of dog), plus they don't require double daily walks, interval training, or constant guidance. Felines and kittens are a breeze to house-train, too. Just give them a litter-box plus some litter saved in a quiet spot of the basement, and you may rest assured your kitten will litter coach itself.