If you are not growing your dog for food, stop growing it and encourage other dog owners against it. The magority of privately owned dogs have no useful function in the cities, are parasitic and non sustainable. There are tremendous resources and energy is spent to feed, curb and maintain dogs, providing them with food, medications, grooming, etc. which could be saved or re-allocated for true nessesities. Whould you like less animals to be killed, which are slautered to feed your dog? If we, consumers and our dogs and cats demend less, there less will be produces, touchered, drugged and killed.
Instead, for companiounship, consider having a chicken which you can feed yout table scraps, never but pet food again and which can give you an egg a day. Wholesome, organic and delicious egg instead of the mass-produced eggs of chickens from the concentration camps, treated with hormons and antibiotics.
Chicken pet will attract much more attention from chicks- a note for those pals who get a small dog for this purpose.
Another big advantage is that you don’t have to curb your chicken! You must be tired of picking up dog shit every day.
All existing leashes and other dog gizmous can be fitted for a chicken, esp re-used from small dogs.
Chickens come in many colors and sizes, just like dogs, they have thousands of breeds. In fact, dogs cannot compete with gorgeous plumage of some chickens, but if you like pure white and fluffy, they exist too- look at Silkies.