I've never been in favor of having a dog. I like dogs. As a kid I grew up with dogs. But now that I'm older, I didn't want to deal with dog hair, barking, and ticks & fleas. Until I found Kora. She's half lab and half red hound, and is the absolute best dog I've ever seen. And we rescued her from the pound.
The pound was full of cute dogs. Big, loud, barking dogs, but cute. Most of them. There were several my family liked, but as an agent with a home owners insurance policy, I knew which dogs had no chance with me. The truth of the matter is even though all dogs may go to heaven, they shouldn't all go home with you. There are some serious repercussions for owning a dog that bites.