Our friend Mark from Think Bigger San Jose has an interesting article on the benefits of dogs in Downtown San Jose. He knows this firsthand as he has three of them himself. Downtown dogs have to go out several times per day to use "the facilities" and stretch their legs. This means residents have to go out more frequently as well, and in turn that means more eyes on the streets and lower chances of people doing stupid things (graffiti as an obvious example). This contributes to a safer and nicer community. It's an interesting point.
Plus dogs are great conversation starters. Who doesn't like running into a friendly pup at the San Pedro Square Market?
Check out the post right over here.