I am the proud owner of an adopted Greyhound and let me tell you, it is one the best decisions I have ever made in my life. She has been a huge source of comfort, laughter, and overall peace to me (to the point where I wonder, why doesn’t everyone adopt one)? Now you could argue that my scenario is unique, but when you realize how amazing dogs are, you’ll see that my scenario is not unique at all. So I hope that these 25 reasons why you should consider owning a dog compels you to go out and adopt (notice I did not say buy) an awesome companion.
20. Dog’s help you meet your fitness goals
www.flickr.com/photos/ddebold/ Research shows that dog owners tend to be in better physical shape. This is due to the fact that dogs encourage us to walk and play promoting a more active lifestyle.
15. Dogs treat you like family
www.flickr.com/photos/abardwell/ Literally. Dogs are very pack oriented animals so a dog sees his owner as the pack leader and sees everyone else as members of the pack.
10. There are many dogs who want you to own them
en.wikipedia.org Aside from escaping horrible masters, there are dogs who end up on the streets and eventually in shelters. Sadly, around 56 percent of dogs that enter these shelters are euthanized in order to make room for other dogs. I guarantee you that these 56% of dogs want you as their owner.
5. Allergy control
www.flickr.com/photos/nub/ This is more for kids but research shows that if you are exposed to a dog early on in life, you are less likely to develop allergies later in life.
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