I voted "I have dogs for other reasons".
I do not have children but that was not why I have animals. I was born into an animal loving family. Growing up my grandparents had 5 acres that we called the "farm". From a pony, ducks, chickens, pigions, several cats inside & outside and minimum of 5 dogs. At my "other" home we always had a dog and some type of small critter like hamsters.
There were only a few times in my life that because of renting that I didn't have a dog. I could not imagine not having a dog in my life.
Apache - Shiloh Shepherd 12/15/02
Kiya - Shiloh Shepherd 5/15/04
Lakota - WGSD 1/13/10