Not really unless they save your life or something. Just the thought of "having pets" is a little troublesome for me. How do we own other living Beings? All creatures are equal, we are all relatives. We should respect one another and not hold one another captive. All living Beings wish to have freedom.
This will soon become more evident. The trend of "having pets" is changing.
All the best to everyone.
Mitakuye Oyasin. (All My Relations)