In Oakland, we do have a couple farm animals. You need to know where to look, but city dogs can definitely meet a city goat or two.
Here’s some photographic proof. Let’s start with this local dog who, like many around the hills, was out on a daily stroll. The pooch was leashed and not running free, but still asked its human to visit Valley View’s billies.
Clearly the dog wanted to meet-and-greet the goats, and came right up to the fence surrounding them. Here you see one goat who returned the favor and showed interest in this alien being. While both are curious, the goat is a little wary and standing back.
We really enjoy the goats around here. There are temporary “hired hands,” munching on the grass and preventing fires. And there are permanent goat residents, which are a welcomed anachronism.