Having pets is pretty great. I'm not too into buying expensive breeds of dogs or cats or miniature pigs or what have you, but to each their own. However, if you do plan to buy a purebred dog of some sort, I'd advise you to make sure that it is actually a dog of any sort and not, for example, a ferret.
Yes, people do in fact buy ferrets, thinking that they are dogs. Just as a brief refresher course, here's what a dog looks like:
Here is what a ferret, which is clearly not a dog, looks like:
This has been your Monday PSA.