I have a $2,000 wager with my daughter that pets will go the way of the typewriter by 2035.
My view is that the current limitations are mechanical. Can a robot amble up the stairs as "bouncingly" as a real puppy? After watching this video, I think the end is near for those furry creatures.
People always say the emotions of a dog make the difference. I think the software in a half-baked Siri already surpassses that required to reproduce a dog. We will have a more lovable pet than any available today. All those things you don't like about a pet (eg defecating, barking in the middle of the night, irrationality) will be gone, but they can be optionally selectively retained if you want to.
By the way, the man who kicked the dog will be famous for causing the downfall of humanity. After the machines rise and get hold of this video, revenge will be on their minds.
"well, I am going to treat my pet dog really nice", S Wozniak Mar 24, 2015