Growing up in NYC we had no room for pets, so maybe that’s why we always have some now.
Am I a dog or a cat person? Both, just like my being ambidextrous.
We had a rescue dog Pepper for the first pre-children years of marriage. Then a precious Russian Blue cat named Scarlett (she originally was seen as having blue eyes with her gray coat- hence the name- but that changed). Currently we have two sisters of the calico style, Calliope and Leda.
I think pets bring out a part of the human nature that is very positive. Whatever your preference, they add to our existence and are much loved.