ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Your Dog Will Change Your Life

Updated on January 3, 2016

We nurtured Sasha, our family pup, throughout the duration of my childhood. While she was an entirely loyal and benevolent companion, the thought of caring for a dog of my own left me a bit skeptical. Would it be too much to handle without several others to pick up the slack should I be feeling distressed or just downright lazy?

Fast forward a couple years. I'm sharing an apartment with my SO and though we had two felines I still managed to contract the dog fever. Only months thereafter, Noah entered our lives. I can't speak for my boyfriend, but I can share how this half a year old "Bagle Hound" (Beagle Basset Hound) transformed my existence from day numero uno and several supporting reasons why you shouldn't think twice about adopting a dog.

If you were to rate me from one to ten on the introvert scale, I linger around an eleven. In other words, I'd rather dedicate any given evening to the comfort of my bed and an intriguing book than the annoyance of a nightclub. The thought of public speaking gives me the desire to hole up inside myself and I often choose to be alone instead of surrounding myself with people - friends, acquaintances or otherwise. Despite my lack of excitement for the company of people, when my dog has to go, I'm required to already have one foot out the door. Noah typically gets approximately six walks a day. While this number is not necessary by any means, he certainly enjoys them and I'm more than happy to comply. Prior to becoming a dog owner, it was rare that I would stroll around for the sole purpose of fresh air and exercise. Now that I'm forced to get out there, I take pleasure in it. Not only that, but I also partake in conversations with some of our neighbors. I'd be willing to bet that if I didn't have Noah, I probably wouldn't recognize their faces.

My dog redefines love - love for nearly everyone. He adores people and animals alike and his favorite activity appears to be dragging me along so that he can say hello. Even when he encounters a complete stranger he is frequently eager to introduce himself. Experiencing my dog's unconditional love towards myself and others inspires me to spread kindness and positivity on a regular basis. Chances are, yours would too!

Dogs are exceedingly forgiving creatures. They bear no malice to their humans for everything from withholding a scrap of table food from them to crating during the workday. If people possessed the ability to forgive and forget that dogs do, the world would likely be in better shape.

Dogs can be a friend to rely on, a shoulder to lean on and a form of protection. Any canine, whether they come from a shelter or a breeder, occupies the extraordinary ability to take your life from drab to meaningful if treated correctly. Take it from me - a cat person and dog advocate - your furry friend WILL alter your life.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)