The Holiday is all most here and you might be still are looking to give your family that special holiday gift they will remember forever. Consider the benefits of holiday pet adoption. So many of our four legged friends need good homes this season. These tips will surely help you make the decision to brighten your families holiday with a new pet!
- General Benefits – There’s a reason that they say 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, mood lifting, empathetic, and so much more. They teach you how to be selfless and responsible as you are caring over 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 own 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 a great way to meet other people with similar interests.
Special Thank you goes to Pet Behavior Expert and Training Manager at Camp Bow Wow, Erin Askeland, CPDT-KA . She can solve any of your holiday pet dilemmas.
Disclaimer: This post is a collaboration with Camp Bow Wow. All opinions are of their own. Image credits: Camp Bow Wow