Kim Bode has four adopted dogs and looks at them as her children. Actually, she thinks higher of them than that.
"They're like my kids, but I think they're better than kids," she told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. "I don't want kids."
When asked her reasoning behind the sentiment, she explained that she doesn't find dogs "annoying," and that they're more "in tune with their emotions."
"I'd much rather spend my Friday night with [dogs] than hanging out with a bunch of children," she said. "And we made the conscious choice to have dogs and not kids, and for us, they're like humans. They're part of our family."
Watch HuffPost Live's full conversation about dog owner's relationships with their pets below: