Adopting a dog is a lot of fun, but it comes with some responsibilities. If you are not up for a real dog, you may want to invest in a robot dog like CHiP. It is a cute toy that you can train using voice commands or an app on your smart device. With the SmartBand, CHiP can recognize and follow you. When low on battery, the robot goes back to its SmartBed to recharge.
CHiP has its own smart ball. Its character changes and grows over time as you interact with it. Like what you see? You can get one of these for under $200.