Sometimes getting a pet is purposely planned and sometimes it just happens. Either way, it is believed that our pets (dogs especially) choose us, even though we may think otherwise. Humans are thought based animals. We tend to rely on the logical and analytical thoughts of the mind. Dogs are feeling based animals who operate from the intuition of the heart. This is why they are so special and good for us. Our minds can play all kinds of tricks on us, but the heart never lies.