Are there a lot of stray cats, dogs, and other domestic pet type animals around the Realms? No, because such creatures on the loose are food to so many things.
(In our modern world, many predators have been eliminated or almost exterminated. Not so, on Toril.)
So a few…but not a lot.#Realmslore
— Ed Greenwood (@TheEdVerse) February 15, 2021