I wouldn’t emerge into the world of pet ownership with those reservations and a 3 year old. So i would have to say definitely NO the pet phobic should not get a dog!! And dogs don’t stink if they are properly cared for and if you think they do, leave poor dogs alone, they have feelings you know.

Historically Curious, Queer, Aging, Anglophile, World traveler, lifetime researcher with a sarcastic bent

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