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Did that idea of adopting a dog crossed your mind before? Here are 10 reasons why you should adopt a dog and start enjoying the beautiful sunrises and sunsets with your companion!

1. The unconditional love

As Josh Billings said:

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.

Human and dogs have uniquely strong bond.

A dog is the only animal who runs to its owner when it is frightened or just pleasing to see us. He often seeks out eye contact with people proving how much he truly wants to be with us.

The research found that looking into your dog’s eyes can boost levels of oxytocin: The Hormone of love. It is considered an important hormone for maternal bonding, trust, and altruism.

2. The emotional honesty of dogs

The best example I can give you here is the drama film Hatchi. A story of a college professor who bonds with an abandoned dog he adopted.

The story is a great showcase of the strong human-animal bond that touches hearts and lets everyone watching the movie overwhelmed.

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Photo by cinemasalademande

3. You’re protecting the world by saving a life

By adopting a dog that has been lost, helpless or unwanted, you are giving him a new life, a safe, secure, and loving home.

You are helping to abolish puppy factories where dogs and puppies live and are treated inhumanely.

Adopting a dog is literally saving a life.

4. Adopt a dog. Get more exercise

You will have to go out walking many times a week because dogs love to go for walks.

In this study; researchers examined the association between dog ownership, dog-walking, and physical activity in older Japanese adults.

They found that 54 percent are more likely to get the recommended level of walking and physical activity more than non-dog owners.

Dr. Marc Silver, a cardiologist at the Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center, and a dog owner said:

Exercising is another way to reduce stress, which is something you are more likely to do when you have a dog.

5. Make new friends

One of the surprising natural ice breaker to begin a conversation is dogs. Just by being on a walk crossing paths you might find yourself talking with people and the other dog owners like you!

6. Lower your stress, anxiety and heart attack risk

Everyone loves coming back home after a bad day to be welcome with warm greeting. That will certainly put a smile on your face and that’s what dogs do.

 It is one the little things that makes life more enjoyable and less stressful.

Petting your dog is relaxing, but more than that, it can help lower your blood pressure and cut down on levels of a stress hormone.

Dr. Marc Silver

Moreover, playing with a dog will increase the serotonin and dopamine in your body chemistry, which calm and relax.

7. It just feels good

Have you ever saved someone’s live? 

If yes , then you know exactly how it feels. Having a great impact on other’s life on this earth is the best feeling ever and that other might be a dog.

If not, you still have a chance at that happiness, nothing feels better than knowing that you’ve saved a life of a pet who will give you back his everlasting love.

8. It is easing your loneliness during COVID-19

During this crisis, many of us might be living alone and cut off from family or friend. Having a dog with you will make you feel less isolated

9. An emotional support

Just knowing that you’ve got a loyal pet who’s there for you and loves you no matter what can be a great emotional boost in your moments of sadness and stress.

10. Because dogs are cute as hell!

Isn’t that a good enough reason?

Look at these cuties!

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Photo by Peri Stojnic on Unsplash
Cute Dog Photo by Denis Tuksar on Unsplash
Dog Photo by Valerie Elash on Unsplash

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Khadija Bichoualne

I write to feel better, to create meaning to every single event coming to my life. I hope this article will help you see the light you're looking for.

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