Dogs always bring people together. Okay, in cohousing they can cause problems with barking and bites, but besides that, they are a great way to meet people. My dog jumped on someone once outside of a video store (Dating myself here) and that landed me a date after I apologized.
In my condo, some people were visiting the beach and they met some of the neighbors. They had forgotten their names but remembered the dogs’ names. Cracked me up. So, dogs are the gateway drugs to community. They want to live here. I’m sure they’ll learn our names next.
By the way, I’m Bailey’s mom. That’s my dog.
They are also good for security like in this funny clip: