The answer is usually yes, of course. Dogs are social animals. Cats socialize whenever they darn well feel like it. Even hamsters like to show you how cool they are running on their little wheels and stuffing seeds in their cheeks.
You could talk about your pets all day. Luckily, in this brave new world of Facebook and MySpace and ways to find human friends at all hours all over the world, there's a place to meet folks just as pet-happy as yourself.
Get into PetBrags Pet Community.
I'm a member myself though recent events have kept me from visiting much. The community is explicitly child-friendly, well moderated, and full of fun clubs-o-pals. Why, I am a member of "Service Dogs...God's Angels," "Hamstar Club," and "Doggie Dancing." There are contests, games, news . . . it never ends.
I've been thinking over what I know of Western social history and I truly don't think there has ever been a time when pets were so widely used as a means of contact and communication among human beings. Hopefully that means things are looking up.