Litter boxes stink, are dusty, and take up space. Dogs are easier: house-train, walk, pick up poop. Best of all, poop and pee happen outside!
String toys and cat balls can be used to entertain your cat. Dogs enjoy interactive games such as fetch, tug-of-war, and chase. If your dog gets along with other dogs, arrange a doggie playdate. Just make sure they're in good health.
Cats dislike change, while dogs adapt better. Cats need proof that new people, pets, or items are safe, while dogs follow owners. Dogs may not like strangers.
Controlling a cat might make it laugh. Cats don't like crates, but dogs can. Dogs respond to corrective training and a stern voice, but cats don't.
Cats can be trained, but it is not always simple. Dogs enjoy it because they get food, attention, and a job. They can also show pride when they do a good job.
Cats will not defend you, but most dogs will. They bark/growl to warn you of intruders. Small dogs are more vigilant, and many intruders are afraid of being bitten. Sorry, cats, but defense isn't your strong suit.
Dogs have always helped people, on farms, as service dogs, police/military, search-and-rescue, and detecting seizures/cancer. Dogs are more versatile than cats in animal-assisted therapy.
Cats prefer to stay at home or explore on their own. Walks, running, hiking, and dog sports such as agility, flyball, disc, and diving are excellent forms of physical and mental exercise for dogs!
Cats do not vary greatly in shape and size, whereas dogs do! From giant to small breeds, herding or lapdogs, or a low-allergen mutt, there's something for everyone. There is a dog for every household.
Dogs have been man's best friend for 30,000 years. Cats know they were worshipped and view us as orbiting servants. Cats and dogs view the world differently.