This trope is about the fact that women seem to be naturally fond of animals, and tend to show more interest in a man who has one or more.

Compare PickUpBabesWithBabes, CutenessProximity.

[[AC: Advertisement]]
* An ad for... [[WhatWereTheySellingAgain something]] ... oh yeah, Mike's Hard Lemonade, has some men running a beagle puppy rental booth for this purpose.

[[AC: {{Anime}}]]
* This kind of thing happens often enough in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''.

[[AC: Film]]
* The Swedish movie ''Hundtricket'' (''The Dog Trick'') has this as its main premise.

[[AC: LiveActionTV]]
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'': Barney harnesses the power of a ridiculously cute teacup pig to get women into his apartment.
* ''Series/RoadRules'' season 7 "Latin America": Abe Ingersoll used Menudo, the group's pet Chihuahua, to meet girls.
* ''Series/WillAndGrace'', Jack used Will's dog to pick up guys.
* One episode of ''Series/TopGear'' had Hammond doing an experiment regarding which was a better "girl magnet", a flashy sports car or a retriever puppy (named [[DeathbringerTheAdorable Killer]]). The puppy won by a mile. All who approached fell under the spell of the CutenessProximity and didn't even notice the car.

* After noticing that the women around him all liked birds, Jon of ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' slammed an ice cream cone into Garfield's face to look like a beak, and asked a passerby if she wanted to pet his parrot. She asked if it talked, and the strip ended with Garfield thinking "The stories I could tell, lady."
** There's another early comic where Jon takes Garfield on a walk through the park, hoping to invoke this trope. After Garfield half-strangles one lady with his leash and traumatizes another's dog, Jon decides "back to the drawing board".
** [[ While on a date]], Jon reveals to Liz that he keeps a picture of Garfield as a kitten in his wallet, and Liz becomes enamored enough with Jon to [[CoveredInKisses cover his face in]] [[LipstickMark Lipstick Marks]]. This is largely justified, since Liz works as veterinarian.
* A ''FarSide'' comic had a man test this theory, by taking a pet ''alligator'' for a walk in the park. It ended up eating another woman's poodle.

* According to party banter in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'', the tabby kitten Ser Pounce-A-Lot serves as this for Anders.
-->'''Oghren:''' Women are drawn to you when you play with that cat.
-->'''Anders:''' Like moths to a flame. Women like it when men show affection for small, fuzzy, defenseless beings. Like you.

* In ''Webcomic/UrbanUnderbrush'', [[ Blair rejects the notion of letting the rabbits get some girls on the grounds it attracts a poor quality.]]

[[AC: WesternAnimation]]
* WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo tries this by buying an emu. Goes about as well as expected.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'', Steve wants to get a dog for this purpose. His dad brings him home an old, weak, dying, 20-year old dog. Steve reluctantly takes it, and gets mocked by some passing girls. However, he sees this as a positive since a girl "noticed him".
* Gender-flipped in the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "Mispercieved Monotreme", where Candace appropriates her brothers' pet platypus after her crush Jeremy mentions that "you can tell a lot about a person by how they treat animals" and invites her to his charity pet-wash.
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Beast Boy tried a form of this when he sees two girls giving attention to a [[CutenessProximity cute dog]] and turns into a dog hoping for the same treatment. However, since his dog form is [[AmazingTechnicolorPopulation green]] and smells like old pizza, he didn't get the intended response.

[[AC: RealLife]]
* Actor [[Series/TheWire Michael]] [[Series/BoardwalkEmpire Kenneth]] [[Music/TrappedInTheCloset Williams]] has a mini pinscher named Brooklyn, who he once identified in an interview as [[ "a lady-magnet"]].