I am writing in a cafe today-this works for me. For some reason, the noise in a cafe is far more palatable to me that the barking of my dog or my wife calling across the house in a futile attempt to silence the dogs- these sounds are more personal, more in need of immediate response (at least emotionally). Location is an important issue to consider when writing, and for me, the type and quality of noise is an essential consideration to location. For me, the hardest types of nose are the ones that seem to come from nowhere, that interrupt my sweet silence. A steady din is far more palatable, and conducive to my writing.
How about you?