A lot of times we are forced to think on the lines that if we are in a civilized society like how we claim we are how people can still be moronic and even barbaric most days. In light of molestation cases, cases of fraudulent activities and cheats, there is a general resentment for the human in the air. It has become all the more difficult for one person to trust the other and honestly, it is easier to love pets more than people these days.
A pet is more selfless. In a dog eats dog world, the irony of the phrase is that human eat each other figuratively in pursuit of success/fame / money/power. A pet on the other hand only craves your company and nothing else. This selflessness in their nature is what defines them.
A pet is more loyal. Speaking of loyalty, it is a trait absent in most humans these days. In fact, it is said even today that one must learn loyalty from a dog.
A pet is more loving. Unconditional love is what sets the pets apart. They love their family without any demands and their love is not bound by any compulsions of the society. They are just inherently bottomless pits of love.
A pet is more playful. Today, humans have forgotten to laugh and play! Even kids have designated play time so that they can connect to their inner playful self. Pets, on the other hand, are inherently playful by nature. You just cannot resist playing ball with your furry buddy!
A pet is your family. Humans are unreliable, cynical and just generally very wary of other humans. A pet, on the other hand, becomes your family almost instantly and he remains so for the rest of their lives.