There's a dog, and elephant, a cat and a Turk inside a burning house, you can only try to save one, which one is it /int/ ?
Fuck that shit, I'm not gonna endanger myself for that.
I would save the elephant if I could, because elephants are sentient and smart as shit, but it would probably trample me.
The other animals can get fucked.
Dogs are quite friendly, and communicate in a way that humans are familiar with. You talk to dogs in much the same way you talk to people, just without language; use body language and motion and gestures and shit. You don't even have to think about it, the dog simply understands you. Other animals are not as good as communicating with people as dogs are, and vice versa, people can communicate with dogs better than other animals.
I understand some people find them incredibly annoying and dirty though and can understand that.