As dog lovers, we’re well aware of how dogs enrich our lives, making us happier and healthier overall, but there are also some benefits of dog ownership that you may have never considered! Aside from providing us with companionship, here are just a few of the countless mental and physical perks of being a pup parent (many backed by scientific evidence).
As the new year unfolds, one of the best resolutions you can make—and keep—is to call your local animal shelter and make arrangements to see if there is a stray dog or cat that you can take into your home. Having a pet helps seniors stay invested in life. Particularly if you live alone, pets counter loneliness and help you continue to focus on what’s going on around you.
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