|Notice the "adamantium" nails on Rookie's feet (lower right) - a born digger.|
What we should be really impressed at though is the capacity for work. We call dogs "man's best friend" for a reason; they are loyal to a fault and have served us in phenomenal ways. Traditional roles played by our furry friends would be enhanced. Blind users wouldn't have to worry about traffic any more; the dog could cut through traffic easily. In fact, it could cut through cars, bikes, trucks, trains, - whatever got in the way. And the whole time it would wag it's tail and the "master" would just follow along as it left carnage in its wake.
Another example of enhanced doggy duties include drug and explosive detection. These adamantium assisted hounds would still have their acute sniffing abilities, only now when it found something it would just tear through whatever was about. I can just imagine the conversations between border guards and those crossing. "Sorry about your motor home, sir, but you really shouldn't have had illegal substances stored in it. Please pick up the pieces first before we arrest you."
Then there are all the new things these beasts could do; jobs we never thought up for them before. Mining could be a whole new industry. Sniff, sniff, sniff. OK, that's what gold smells like. Next thing you know a dog sized hole is burrowed into a cliff face straight to a seam. Imagine jobs with lumber or pulp; tree climbing was just for starters. A dog could shred any tree into powder which could then be turned into paper of whatever variety. Want big pieces; get a doberman to do it. Little ones; bring the shiatsu in. The same is true for recycling, making gravel, and so on.
Thankfully our adamantium assisted assets would become even more helpful to its owner. Man and beast working together to make a better world. OK, cats would take back stage, but what if they developed the ability to make people do what they wanted? Oh wait, they already do.