I am definitely more of a dog person than a cat person. I have a golden retriever named Skyler at home in northern California. He is the sweetest dog,always so excited and playful. He is 12 years old, but is full of energy. Much like my dog I love being around people, get really excited about food, and need to be taken for a walk or run often. I miss him and wish I could bring him to Santa Barbara with me, but I know that he would not do well in an apartment. If anyone is thinking of getting a puppy I highly recommend considering getting a golden. They can be a handful at times, but you will not regret it!