posted on Jan, 21 2010 @ 10:19 PM
Well, I'll say this much. A scary dog is going to deter a lot of looters I think (it would deter me if I were a looter) and even a tiny little dog
will raise hell if someone breaks in, giving you advance warning to do something.
Feeding them might be a serious issue, though, but I've seen dogs eat just about anything! (I don't know how healthy some of it is though) For
instance, my cousin's dog, I forget the breed, but it is a really awesome friendly dog, and big enough to do some damage to a person, will eat
anything off a person's dinner plate that they leave, with the exception of lettuce and Jello!
Even considering you have to feed and care for them, a dog is probably worth it. As some others mentioned, a cat probably is, too, for rodent
control, as long as they play nice with the dog :p