Rare. Used to be more common. Get a <DOG>. Help keep predators away from food animals. Has a use. Has a reason to stay with you. To be loyal. Used to be much more common. But very easy to start thinking of it as a person. Like a friend. But just an animal. Can’t last.
Found other solutions. Don’t need animals where we can help it. Keep separate from them. Sometimes still used in places where things are done in traditional, old ways. But rare. Don’t have pets like the help describes to me.