Veterinarians have lots of opinions. Here is one: Do not choose a goat over a dog or cat as home pet.The goat at play makes a little puppy look sedate by comparison. Goats even mini and small breeds are best outdoors where their curious and playful eating and moving will not be seen as destructive.Goats do not have a history of living with humans as an indoor animal. Veterinarians and behaviorists agree such adaptation is possible but dogs and cats fare better usually.