Loyal, protective, and always happy to see you. Scientists have proven dogs make us laugh, keep us more active than the average human companion, and even reduce our chances of depression. So, if you need a little more convincing, or you need to convince someone else in the household, here are reasons for why you should own a dog and why being a dog owner is awesome.
Comfort and Companionship
Having a dog in your home provides you with entertainment and good company when you are alone or even if the children are away at school. A dog will mold their personality and schedule to you making them the best companions.
Owning a dog gives you a 24 hour alarm. They will alert you when someone steps on your property. Dogs no matter the size tend to detour intruders because it takes much more energy to figure out how to get around a dog.
Your furry little friend can help you physically. Everything from exercise when walking them, helping to become immune to allergies and even lowering your blood pressure. Studies show that children who grow up with dogs in the household have lower risks of asthma.
Having a pet can bring structure and purpose to your life. You will develop a routine with your best friend. Which may help you achieve your goals at a faster rate.
Studies show that owning a dog lowers your stress levels. Dogs help relieve symptoms of depression and other mental illnesses such as PTSD. Organizations like Paws for Veterans assists soldiers suffering with PTSD by finding the right pet for them as an alternative to traditional medical treatments.
A dog can help you to make new friends! Heck you already have one thing in common. Walking your dog and taking them to the dog park can introduce you to others animal lovers upgrading your social instantly.
When you own a dog it is a lot of responsibility. You have to make sure you are prepared to walk your friend when they bark to go outside, take them to the vet on a regular basis, rub their belly on command and don?t for the treats!
You are looking at a lifetime of true love and loyalty. A dog will stick by your side through thick and thin. When you are sick he is your beside companion. You never have to worry about your buddy, they are your friend to the end.
Save a Life
Not only will you be doing a great thing for yourself, you will be saving the life of another. We have some many dogs that are in need of a great home with loving people. Adopting and Rehoming of dogs helps to decrease chances of them being put to sleep due to overpopulation of shelters. Be the light in the eyes of a dog today! Your dog will never forget that you were the one who saved him and made the effort to give him a good home.