Yup, mine are basically pets, even the ones that wind up on the dinner table.
Coupla years ago, SWMBO went through a bad spell and came out of it allergic to all sorts of things, including dog hair/dandruff. So, I had to get rid of my dog and I've ALWAYS had dogs.
Sheep are kind of a poor substitute (they don't play fetch worth a damn and people look at ya funny if ya let 'em ride in the front seat with ya...) but they're better than nothing.
I got three ram lambs this year and they all think they're lap dogs. Come running for a scratch every time they see me walking around.