(EliteLikeYou) During the pandemic and lockdown, many people decided to go to local shelters or breeders to adopt a pet.
For many people, owning a pet helped with the loneliness and boredom that was brought on by months of being on lockdown.
Numerous people also adopted dogs to give their children as a companion during those very stressful times. However, does owning a pet, really benefit you?
Did You Know……
During the pandemic, it was estimated that nearly 23 million pets were adopted, and the overwhelming majority are still in their homes!
My Rescue Story!
I rescued my dog Greyson about 1 year ago. He was originally in a kill shelter in Louisiana, and a local rescue group brought him to the Northeast for a better life and adoption. When we first adopted him, he was timid and scared. He was warm and friendly, but it was clear he had some trauma. Initially, he refused to go in the back of our SUV for fear that he was being shipped away somewhere.
Greyson is now 1.5 years old, he is a rambunctious, inquisitive, loving, and very friendly dog.
Many people have asked me what breed he is because he looks like a Weimaraner. I really don’t know, I just know that I love him dearly and he is an amazing addition to my family, no matter what breed he is.
Health Benefits Of Owning a Pet!
After adopting my dog, I realized that there are so many benefits to owning a dog! So if you are on the fence about adopting or you are just a dog lover, see the list below:
Reduction in Mental Health Issues- Pets, specifically dogs and cats can reduce depression, anxiety, and stress.
Stress is Lowered- Being with your pet lowers your stress hormone, cortisol as well as your blood pressure.
You Are Less Lonely- Pets can reduce feelings of loneliness and boost your mood. Dogs and some cats love to be by your lap or by your side no matter what you are doing.
You Will Get Fit- People with dogs tend to be more fit. Why? Because taking your dog for walks numerous times multiple a day can contribute to weight loss!
Fewer Allergies– Children who are introduced to pets at an early age, are less likely to develop allergies and asthma.
You Will Meet New People- Going on walks with your new pet is likely to attract attention from other dog lovers. This is a great way to meet new people. Taking your new pet to a dog park will also provide the same results!
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