1. Get a pet
A study from the University of Western Australia suggests that owning a pet can help you meet new people. As the researchers surveyed more than 80 percent of pet owners claimed they have met a friend in their neighborhood, compared to just 70 percent the people who did not own a pet .One of the most common ways participants said they met their neighbors was dog walking.
2 .But if you are so busy that you cannot look after your pet or simply you do not want to take on the responsibility of actually bringing dog home you can volunteer at a local animal shelter or ask your friend you will be down for pet sitting while she/he is away. You will get all of the social benefits of owning a dog without taking on the additional responsibility and making things you do not want.