My dad had a work trip to Hawaii so we babysat my childhood dog Petey for a week and a half. I know that Chloe would love a dog. It was so much fun seeing her take care of him. BUT, the dog HAIR. Oh my gosh. A huge clean freak like me can't take it (hence the blankets covering the couch and the rugs put up.) Overall though, I would say it was a great experience for Chlo.