Adopting a puppy isn’t easy. Raising your little guy (or girl!) requires a lot of time and money, but the reward of becoming a puppy parent is far greater than the cost of a few poops on the carpet. Here’s a list of ten reasons why you should add a puppy to your life:
Puppies lower stress
Stressed out? Puppies can be supportive in stressful times. Their love and affection has even been known to lower blood pressure.
Puppies help kids be better kids
Turn off the classical music! Little tykes with pups around the house score higher in cognitive, social, and motor development tests than those without.
Puppies make you feel better
When humans and dogs interact, “feel good” hormones like serotonin, are released. Proof that pups make us happier.
Puppies keep you silly
Playing with our canine counterparts gives us the opportunity to be our silliest selves. A puppy is here to play, never to judge!
Puppies keep you active
People who walk a dog for twenty minutes daily lose more weight than many people on popular diet plans.
Puppies help you make friends
Thank your puppy in advance for all the social help! They’ll help reduce isolation just by getting you out and about more. Cue the meet cue.
Puppies heal the heart
On a less emotional level, they can actually help heart health. Dog owners are more likely to live a year longer than those without. Puppies: the best kind of medicine.
Puppies help with allergies
Though they can be a trigger for people with allergies, growing up in a home with a pup makes children significantly less likely to develop allergies as adults.
Puppies grow to be loyal friends
Everyone always says dog is man’s best friend. Well, it’s kinda true. The bond you make with a pup is one of the strongest and they’ll grow to become a lifelong friend.
Puppies are unbelievably cute
Yes, puppies possess the ability to make us laugh, smile, and live longer lives. But they’re also so just so dang cute and fun to be around.