Dogs are better off than a lot of humans – Mashfik Shamir
There is something strange about people who outright dislike animals. In my opinion it has something to do with a lack of compassion for other living creatures. For example I have known some very selfish, inconsiderate people in my life who also did not like animals and I think that there was a direct relationship between these two things. There’s something about caring for all living things whether human or not that relates to empathy, love, kindness and compassion; all traits that people are naturally drawn to. So I wouldn't necessarily say that it is that they can’t be trusted, just that it might be justified to question their reasons for not liking animals and figuring out whether or not it is related to their nature in terms of compassion, love and empathy.
I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.