God put mankind in charge. I know that a lot of animal lovers have trouble with that, you know, the whales are our brothers and all that. That is fine for the pagans but ignores the Biblical hierarchy of creation. It is clear.
(Genesis 1:26 KJV) And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.I can’t think of any place in the Bible that deals with animals as pets. They are to be herded, sheared, milked, eaten and sacrificed.
I also can’t think of any passage that forbids pets. As in many parts of our lives the point is to not make anything but God into a god. Keep things in perspective. Organizations like PETA and the Sierra Club might have some decent concerns hidden in their midst but they tend to become worshipers of the creation and not the Creator.
So? Beware. Embrace wisdom. Follow God’s priorities, not those of the politically correct and politically powerful. Blessings. Now go take your dog for a walk, you need the exercise.