We have six dogs in our home... Scratch that, one just died recently, I forgot. We treat our dogs as our family. And yes, whenever I have issues or problems, they are quite great companions to have. For one, they just listen to me go on and on about anything. They don't judge my decisions and love me for who I am. Whenever I cry, they cuddle up next to me and comfort me. They don't ask "Why?" They are just there to support me. And isn't that what we all need sometimes? Of course, sometimes, you would need some advice or help. Pets cannot offer any of that. So don't disregard human support as well especially from people who truly care and love you. After all, why choose one when you can have both? Any type of support is better than no support at all.