Dogs suck as indoor pets

It occurred to me the other day just how terrible dogs are as indoor pets, especially in the city (I can see dogs being good outdoor pets in the country). While pets all bring inconveniences, dogs stand out as egregious burdens:

  • Dogs stink. Fact.
  • You have to let them outside to relieve themselves, and then clean up their feces by hand
  • You have to walk them
  • You can’t leave them home alone for more than a day
  • They impose costs on 3rd parties: mainly barking and obnoxious behavior, especially since you have to take them out in public to walk them
  • And much more…

I rest my case: dogs are objectively bad urban pets.