As I've posted before, there aren't many pets in Ethiopian homes. Dogs are allowed inside the compound walls, and cats are tolerated only because they kill vermin. Most Ethiopians understand that pets-as-family-members is another part of Ferenge quirkiness, and accept it, while shaking their heads.
A recent manifestation of the pets as family members ethic is dogs at weddings. The October before I left the US I attended a wedding where the couple's dog was in attendance. A friend and colleague recently got married, and her dog, Gracie, was part of the day, if not part of the ceremony.