(Family Features)--Few things compare to the feelings of love and companionship that come with owning a dog. Many owners even call their dogs "fur babies" or say they're a "pet parent." While having a pet comes with responsibilities and commitment, the physical and emotional benefits can make bringing a pet into the family a worthwhile experience.
Consider these benefits of having a pet and why it's one of the most satisfying feelings in the world.
Share Your Healthy Lifestyle. When trying to eat healthy, it can be easier to do it with a buddy to help keep you motivated, and your furry friend can be the perfect partner. Provide your pooch with a nutritious pet food made with real, recognizable, nutritious ingredients.
Meet New Friends. Your pet isn't the only one who can make friends at the dog park. Use your dog walks and trips to the dog park as an opportunity to socialize with fellow dog owners in the neighborhood and make some new, dog-friendly buddies to spend time with. (*)
Feel Good About Doing Good. The relationship between pets and pet parents is a special thing for everyone involved. Pets bring unconditional love, goodness and endearing innocence to their owners' lives, and pet parents provide their furry friends with their forever homes. These loving homes are especially meaningful for rescue dogs. If you're looking for a new pet, consider a rescue.
Enjoy Constant Hugs and Kisses. At the end of the day, it's hard to beat the feeling of coming home to a wagging tail and a smiling, furry face. Simply put, dogs can bring joy into peoples' lives with unconditional love and endless hugs and snuggles.
Source: Family Features Editorial Syndicate
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(*) Not Only Meet New Friends... if you are single, chances are your four legged friend is a magnet! There a so many dog rescues with wonderful friends waiting for you. Need info? Call me at 954-914-8056 ask for Marina or Kathleen.