My wife and I have two cats. We rescued them from the wild before animal control got there. We thought that Jabberwok, the noisy one, would choose me, as I am noisy, and that Bandera, the quiet one, would choose my wife, who is quiet. But they went the other way around. Bandera is close to me, and Jabberwok close to my wife.
I'm not sure they would agree with the designation "pets." They might say that *they* have pets - Us!