You have never, never ever, had a friend like this. So, get to a doggie rescue today. Well, I guess you can read this first, but then go! No creature large or small, human or not, can come even remotely close to adoring you the way your dog will. Trust me because I am a cat person. I would have forty of the feisty felines if my husband would allow it. Do they show affection? Sure. Would they smother me in my sleep for some extra kibble? In a second. It’s part of their charm. Dogs, however, are so steadfastly devoted to your well-being that they would likely give up their last bite in exchange for a kind word or a pat on the head from you. Besides your mother, do you know anyone else who would throw themselves in front of a grizzly bear to save you? That’s what I thought. Besides having the greatest friend of your lifetime in any dog you choose to save, there are few other benefits to consider.
Every Dog Needs a Home and Every Home Needs a Dog
I didn’t coin it, I just like it. It’s the truth isn’t it? Do you want your kids to grow up and say. “We were never allowed to have a dog.” You might be setting them up to fear adopting a dog later in life. Let them know the luxury of having a dog when they are little. You’ll be teaching them about love and loss in the most natural way. It will change their perception of dogs for the rest of their lives and they might just agree with the above sentiment.
You Will Become Healthier and Better Looking
What? It’s true. In a study I’ve conducted of all my friends with dogs, I have noticed that they smile more, they stress less and they have lots of reason to get out and get moving. They are therefore healthier and better looking. Maybe my study isn’t ‘official’, so to speak, but it’s as valid and reliable as any argument for a doggie rescue as I’ve ever heard. Your blood pressure could lower, you could lose weight and you’ll certainly be happier. So, get down to the shelter and start taking better care of yourself.
You’ll Save a Life
Maybe you’ll save two. It’s very possible that you need a dog in your life a whole lot more than you know. If things are tough for you right now and you are thinking, “I just can’t cope with a dog right now” then now is probably the perfect time to get one. Just try to feel down and out when an eighty pound brute wags his bum so vigorously when you walk in the door that he practically gets air. Give that pup a hug and be thankful that when you saved his life you may have even saved your own.
The list of reasons to adopt a dog could go on and on but the only thing you really need to remember as you make your way to the shelter is that the sweet pup that you are going to bring home will love you always and forever and you’re going to feel the very same way. I promise.