Someone said :
How do you know this? My mother's labrador always welcomes me with her wagging tail and happy face when I visit. Pets have always been nicer to me than people, apart from my mother and aunt. They don't refuse to be around you because you cramp their style for example.
If you think talking to a dog is better than having a 2 way conversation with a human, then good luck.
Animals don't refuse to be around you because you give them food and shelter.
I bet if you gave your mother's labrador a good kick in the ribs every time you visit, he would refuse to be around you or he would refuse to let you be around him.