25 Benefits to Loving a Dog

I know. We don't have to convince you. Having a dog to love in your life is worth it, over and over again. But isn't it great to be reminded how amazing dogs are?

Here are 25 Benefits to Loving a Dog:

1. You always come home to a wagging tail. 

Instant good day.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

2. There's always someone to cuddle with.

Insert live teddy bear.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

3. You never have to be cold.

DIY dog blanket.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

4. You'll always be safe.

Theoretically.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

5. You always have something to laugh about.

You also don't have to pick up your own mail.

 

5. You have an in-house therapist.

And he's really cute.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

6. And secret-keeper.

Don't have to worry about her talking.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

7. If you forget to shower for a day (or a week), your best friend doesn't mind.

All his favourite things are smelly.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

8. You've got something to brag about to your friends.

A baby is a baby, right?

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

9. You have a reason to get up every morning.

That dish isn't gonna fill itself.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

10. And a reason to stay in bed.

How can you resist those morning snuggles?

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

11. You see unconditional love on a daily basis.

It's awesome.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

12. You're healthier.

You've got lower blood pressure than non-pet owners. 

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

13. You have less stress.

Stress = gone.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

14. If exposed to a dog in infancy, your kids are less likely to have allergies.

And asthma. And eczema. More good reasons to snuggle. 

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

15. You've got an in-house cancer detector.

Dogs can also be trained to alert diabetics or seizure-sufferers. 

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

16. If your kids have autism, a dog can help.

Special needs children who have trouble connecting to people may connect with animals.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

17. You are more likely to survive a heart attack.

Dog lovers are less likely to get heart disease, too. 

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

18. You have a walking conversation starter.

Dogs make great magnets for dog-lovers. 

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

19. You always have someone to spoil with gifts.

More dog toys? Why not!

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

20. You have good motivation for daily exercise.

It cancels out the cuddling and snacks on the couch later. 

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

21. There's always someone to listen.

Your dog doesn't judge.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

22. And a shoulder to cry on.

In fact, studies have shown that dogs will respond empathetically to human crying, whether they know the person or not.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

23. Someone to kiss it all better.

And then some.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

24. You're never truly alone.

Right?

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

25. You know you're adored.

25 Benefits of Loving a Dog

 

Dogs are awesome. Spread the word.