That's sad, poor Charlotte! No friends or acquaintances with dogs?I have a dilemma with my girl. She really really misses playing with another dog since Carly died. They played and wrestled constantly. The few times Russ has come over has been a bust, because he just isn't interested in playing with her. Going to a dog park is not an option. She's been trained anyway to ignore other dogs when we are out. It's a show dog thing. I feel bad for her, but short of getting another dog (which I can't afford right now), she's out of luck. Poor friendless dog!
My dog knows and can differentiate easily between venues where interaction is okay versus those, like stores or car shows, where it's not. I think it's sad for a dog not to at least occasionally have a playmate/buddy to hang out with!