Common sense is natural here! I would naturally save my spouse and not a dog! My dog has passed and I loved her but however, people come first. We can replace a dog even if some say a dog is not replaceable, as they are! Yes, the dog won't be the same but the human life is more complex than that. We can replace a dog and the same breed and chances are that they will be almost the same if the same breed is chosen with a few differences. However, people cannot be replaced and we could find another mate but we will never find what we lost in another. It's very different, in fact. Let's spin is this way: If the boat was sinking would you save your dog before your child, sister, brother, mother, father, ect., the answer would be no. I left the spouse out of this because you asked the question already and this question rephrased opens the door to other close minded people!