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5 Ways Adopting a Dog Can Better Your Life

dog best friend lake blogWith so many dogs in need of homes in the United States, there’s no doubt that adoption will give you the satisfaction of knowing you saved a life. But choosing to adopt a canine companion has a positive impact in many other ways as well. Below are five ways adopting a dog can change your life for the better:

1. A more positive outlook on life: It’s hard not to cheer up after a rough day when you come home to a wagging tail and slobbery kisses. Also, it’s hard to sulk around the house too long when that pup of yours is ready for a walk, giving you the perfect excuse for some sunshine and some fresh air.

2. Improved self-esteem: All dogs need plenty of exercise, so adopting a new canine friend is sure to get you outdoors. Also, striking up a conversation at the dog park about your adopted new addition might come more naturally than you might think. Kids can also benefit from having a dog in the home. Always having a best friend to play with and be there for them improves self-esteem and can help kids combat shy tendencies.

3. A healthier immune system: Dog can sometimes help people build up immunity to allergens, asthma, and even some infections. This is especially true in children.

4. Less stress: If you want to relax and bring down your blood pressure, just take a seat and pet your dog. A happy, furry face is a fantastic stress buster.

5. More life lessons: It’s all too easy to get caught up in your busy day-to-day schedule, but bringing a rescue dog into your life can change that. Your new companion will likely know he’s been given a second chance, and is sure to teach you a great deal about friendship and unconditional love.

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  • Lisa A. February 3, 2015, 3:44 am

    So very true. Don’t forget to support your local rescues. They all rely on your donations.

  • Jordan Walker February 3, 2015, 6:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing this helpful information. Adopting a Dog can really make a difference. You can save a life at the same time, it can make you feel happy and give an unconditional love.

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