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100 reasons to own a dog

Updated on July 24, 2012

100. Protection

99. Friendship

98. Love

97. Fun

96. companion

95. easy to play with

94. never a dull moment

93. to keep cats away

92. They keep rodents at bay

91. the fetch game can work to your advantage

90. Loyalty

89. they can learn tricks to make your friends jealous

88. they welcome you home, no matter how they feel

87. They clean up your dishes

86. they make great hiking pals

85. their toys are cheaper than kids toys

84. they don't bring drama into your life

83. they keep your bed warm for you

82. they make great snuggle buddies

81. family pics look better with dogs

80. your child couldn't dream up a better friend

79. they are easily amused

78. they keep you in shape

77. their food is cheap

76. you look better walking a dog

75. they give you kisses 24/7

74. petting a dog has been shown to reduce stress

73. no reason to be scared with a dog at your side

72. Their sense of smell can alert you to danger

71. they are easy to take care of, just add love

70. They don't mind being with you when everyone else does

69. they make outdoors fun

68. they love to swim

67. they can perk up any party

66. their curiosity can get them into hilarious situations

65. they make you laugh out loud

64. they have patience

63. they can sense when something isn't right

62. they can see in the dark

61. they don't need a schedule

60. they love to make you smile

59. you are their whole world

58. they never turn down an invitation to snuggle

57. they make great stories for facebook

56. they can give your kids something to play with inside

55. they keep you warm

54. they detect when you are unhappy

53. they bark and alert you of danger

52. they are careful around kids

51. they'll do anything for a treat

50. the dog bone is fun for hours

49. affection

48. playful furry live stuffed animal

47. great for a family

46. great for singles

45. great way to meet people

44. puppy love is the best kind

43. they can be trained to do just about anything

42. they are fearless when protecting someone they love

41. they can sleep all day or play all day

40. they need no room of their own

39. they can live in most any climate

38. they can learn to retrieve stuff you need

37. they don't care if you are rich or poor

36. even ugly dogs are easy to love

35. they jingle when they run

34. they are never biased

33. they listen to you quizzically

32. you can buy them cute outfits

31. the best parties have dogs

30. they aren't picky eaters

29. they help you get rid of moles

28. they make good taste testers

27. they live a long time

26. they always have energy

25. they love to go riding in the car

24. they will wait for you

23. they love games

22. they have great smiles

21. they can go just about anywhere

20. the beach is fun with a dog

19. learning is fun for dogs

18. they will go with you anywhere

17. naming them is soo much fun

16. they don't care what music you listen to

15. they don't judge you

14. they like your style

13. they listen even when they don't want to

12. they don't talk politics

11. they are awesome at reading (not really)

10. they laugh at your jokes

9. they have your back

8. they long to please you

7. their greatest achievement is making you smile

6. they are content just being with you

5. they are easy to train

4. they get sweeter with age

3. they run out of life, not love

2. they watch you intently

1. it's man's best friend

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      Panda Bear 

      6 days ago

      I have been wanting a Husky Sense I was a baby but my mom always said no so I decided to make a debate and give her a 1,000 reasons why she should get me a Husky this really helped me get some ideas and help on my project thank you to the kind people who made this and have a nice day.

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      14 months ago

      Loved all the work and it did help me get a dog so thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Me and olive my dog a bffs thanks to u

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      17 months ago

      I surely hope this will please them to get a dog. It is really is true... man's and woman's best friend. So glad I found this page!

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      2 years ago

      Loved this page it made my family want to get a dog I would have never gotten a dog if I didn't find this site!

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      2 years ago

      love these i hope they will make my family get a dog!LOL

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      3 years ago

      dogs are super cute :)

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      Cally Worden 

      6 years ago from Madranges, France

      Ahh, this is a really nice hub! Dog owners will SO relate to it (me included!) and non-dog owners may just be persuaded to give 'em a go! "They are content just being with you" is my personal favourite - their love is unconditional and deserves total respect. Love my Asha dog! (= loopy black labbie!)

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      6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      Dogs are so lovable! And I just love the one in the picture - what a cutie!

      Great hub. Just the subject matter alone makes me smile. :)

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      Kristin Kaldahl 

      7 years ago

      I loved "They don't talk politics." Great list!! Voted up.

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      Maria Cecilia 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      The older they get the more amazing they become, since I am living alone I got used to talking to my dogs and I found them adorable when they seemed to react to what I say...

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      7 years ago

      You could have written a poem and it would still sound awesome. Nice hub.

      2. They watch you intently... especially when you have good smelling food in front of you.

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      Jeff Boettner 

      7 years ago from Tampa, FL

      I Loves my MOLLY DAWG :)

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      7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      These are excellent reasons! However, I am trying to work on NOT having my dog chase my cats. :-)

      Voted up and awesome!


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