There are benefits of a pet adoption. Across the nation, there are pet shelters that overflowing. Dogs, cats and other animals that need a forever home. If you are considering gifting a pet this season, please examine these benefits of Holiday Pet Adoption.
Here are four reasons to consider a Pet Adoption from Erin Askeland and Camp Bow Wow:
General Benefits – There’s a reason that they say a dog is man’s best friend. Having a pet, not limited to dogs, is something that everyone should experience at some point in their life. Pets can be calming; they can be mood-lifting, empathetic, and so much more. They teach you how to be selfless and responsible as you are caring for another life (for those of you without children). Generally speaking, they make you happy.
Stress Reduction – Some studies show that people begin to feel less anxious after spending less than an hour with an animal. There are endless benefits from lowering your stress level and while the things that we find stressful in our lives are often hard to cut out, including an animal in your life can help.
Helps with Depression – In some cases, therapists suggest to patients suffering from depression that they adopt a pet. An animal will love you unconditionally and also be a great friend and listener. People with depression often benefit from having a pet, as the animal can help them get out of the house and out of their head.
Engaged Mind – A key to a healthy mind, especially for those who are elderly, is staying engaged with others. A pet is often a conversation starter and being out with a pet often warrants questions or comments from passersby. Bringing your dog to a dog park is an excellent way to meet other people with similar interests.
Consider introducing your family to a new pet this holiday season from a local shelter.