738px-Dog in animal shelter in Washington, Iowa

Dog in shelter waiting for a good home.


Pets are animals kept as companions. Many PETA members prefer to call them "companion animals" or "animal companions."

PETA says this about companion animals:

Companion Animals

For every lucky dog or cat who has a comfortable home, nutritious food, and loving guardians, countless other dogs and cats are suffering at the hands of incompetent or abusive people, are struggling to survive on the streets, or are waiting in animal shelters for a good home.