Dogs are a great ice breaker
A pet can be an easy talking point between two strangers. Even if they’ve never seen or spoken to each other before, they already know they’ve something in common.
People with dogs understand the joys and trials of pet ownership. They share training tips, nutritional info, even vet and insurance advice. They’ve also got a platform from which they can ask further subtle questions about the owner, which in a bar or coffee shop might feel too direct.