How Adopting a Dog Will Boost Both Your Physical & Emotional Health

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Tragically, there are thousands upon thousands of innocent dogs and other domesticated animals that are either found abandoned on the side of the highway, or else taken away from neglectful owners each and every year. 

Choosing to adopt and rescue a deserving dog from your local animal center and to welcome them into your family and home will not only save their life, but also help you in immeasurable ways too.

Here is how adopting a dog will boost your physical and emotional health. 

Home Will Feel More Like Home

Perhaps you live on your own are wanting a dog for company and a sense of responsibility or even purpose, or else you are part of a large family household and want to add another heart to the group.

Either way, one of the most striking differences you will notice as soon as you get your dog home is that your home will feel more, well, homely. Furthermore, if you make the admirable decision to rescue an adult dog from the center, the sense of fulfilment and pride as you watch them grow and learn to love their new forever home is absolutely priceless. 

Your Social Circle Will Expand

You will have undoubtedly heard the phrase that a dog ‘is a man’s best friend’ and this is true of all breeds of dogs, all sizes, ages and temperaments and the more energy, time and patience you put into forming a bond, the closer you will feel to your pup. 

Not only do regular walks expose you to an entirely new set of people and you will soon become part of a dog-walking crew (if that is what you want), but there is also a myriad of online communities who share all things doggie-related with each other. 

Your Heart Will Be Healthier

When walking your dog, at least twice a day as is recommended, you will benefit from regular fresh air and exercise and be engaging in physical exercise which will encourage blood circulation and encourage your heart to be healthier.

Be sure to register with a renowned and established veterinary surgery, such as one in Graham WA vet clinic, where you will be advised on exactly the right duration and number of times you should take your individual dog out on a walk. 

There are so many other exercises you can enjoy together with your canine bestie and also, dogs love nothing more than chasing a frisbee across the beach. 

Owning a Dog Provides You with a Sense of Purpose

Finally, alongside the plethora of other benefits adopting a deserving dog from an animal sanctuary will provide, this is the kind of responsibility which is a welcome one for many. 

If you are someone who tends to air on the side of melancholy, then looking after, loving, walking, feeding and playing with a happy dog living entirely in the present is a fantastic mood booster. All pets, but especially dogs, are also a rich source of entertainment and spread happiness and joy throughout the home every single day. 

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