“Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” — Roger Caras

Should You Adopt a Dog? The Facts

As cliché as it may sound, but most of us agree that dogs are man’s best friend.

Admit it, at one point in time, you considered adopting one, but put off the decision. Maybe scared of committing to another type of responsibility? Well, believe us when we tell you that the good will always outweigh the bad when it comes to having your own.

Why You Should Adopt A Dog?

Dogs are Instant Mood Changers

Rough day at work? Stressed out from school? As if a gloomy cloud has been hovering over you all day? Dogs will unconditionally be always happy to see you come home and will instantly turn that frown upside down. Having them in your home would mean you are the best person in their entire world, especially when you produce their favorite dog toy!

Dogs Can Help in Improving Your Social Skills

Ever found yourself being shy while talking to people you just met or worried too much on how to prolong a conversation mainly by focusing on what to ask next? We have been there too! What’s great about having a dog as a companion is seeing yourself in unforeseen circumstances where you get to interact with other dog lovers as you cruise along in a park/street.

Not only are dogs great conversation starters, but they will also help you minimize anxiousness whenever you socialize with people. And hey, who knows? You might find yourself a date after that afternoon walk in the park.

Dogs Make Great Workout Pals

Did you know, research suggests that people who work out with their fur buddies are more likely to stick with a fitness routine? That means a nice leisurely walk or jog around the neighborhood will not be a cumbersome task to accomplish since you do not need to exercise by yourself anymore! Instant health buddy!

Dogs Teach You Family and Life Lessons

Adopting a dog is a good training ground for responsibility. Having nice consistent schedule for bath time, feeding and vet checkup is a great way segue to taking care of children (even the diaper changes!) should you wish to have your own family in the future. However, if you already have your own family, a dog will definitely be great way to teach your children about responsibility, empathy, loyalty, and patience!

Ultimately, You’re Rescuing Lives

Sadly, not all dogs have a chance of being loved and have struggled to find a family that will love them and take care of them. Adopting a dog will give you a chance to save a life and give them the kind of love they have always deserved. There is nothing sadder than seeing a stray dog by a street corner with no shelter, shivering under the rain, barely having enough scraps for food.

Surely, as soon as the little one experiences your absolute love and care, you will experience the kind of gratitude, loyalty and affection only a loving dog can ever give you. Unconditional.

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