Interesting Fact - Socialising

According to the Petplan pet census 50% of people in the UK think that having a pet improves their social life.

(In fact 72% of respondents said that strangers were more likely to interact with them if they were with their pet.  Now of course this could be a good or a bad thing, depending on the stranger, but  it looks like if you want to improve your English, get a dog and move to the UK.)