The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild had a decent amount of dogs, which unfortunately, you can't pet. What you can do is feed them, and that's all speedrunners needed to find their next challenge.
The 'All Dog Treasures' speedrun category has speedrunners dashing around the map to feed every single dog as quickly as possible. No Ganon battles, no 100% completion tasks to worry about. It's all about making sure the dogs are well fed, and that's a speedrunning goal I can get behind!