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Promote a Happy & Healthy Lifestyle with a Puppy

Updated on June 19, 2013
A canine friend can really boost your happiness!
A canine friend can really boost your happiness! | Source

Why Single Adults Should Get a Dog

Living alone has its perks. You have space to yourself, you're not restricted to other people's plans/schedules and you have the ability to do whatever you please. However, there are times when living alone can be somewhat lonesome. So, how does one get rid of that lonely feeling without compromising their individual freedom? That's easy, just get a dog!

There are many good reasons why single adults should have a canine friend at home. Dogs not only provide great company, but also some quality benefits. If you don't think you have what it takes to be the owner of a dog, read how valuable it is having a doggy roommate; you might just reconsider.

Health Benefits

According to a study and report from ABC news, being a dog owner can "help improve your health and well being." Dogs provide some of the best therapy. Without even knowing it, dogs and their owners have a tendency to benefit from each other's relationship. Dogs can help improve your overall physical activity. Walking your dog is a great exercise for the both of you. It promotes health as well as social interaction, which is never a problem if you're single. It's a great way to get out of the house, meet other people as well as other local dog walkers.

Having a dog is also good for your mental health. Living alone can make a person feel lonely or unwanted at times. However, by having a dog you can feel wanted and loved every day. Dogs affections towards their owners are almost unparallel to that of anyone else. These obedient creatures don't hold grudges and can forgive quickly. Sound like a good friend yet?

Grow With Your Dog

Growing as an individual is an important benefit to having a dog, especially if you're single and do not have children. Dog owners can gain an extra sense of responsibility by caring for his or hers canine. Assuming that you won't want to be single the rest of your life, caring for a dog will help you learn to care for someone besides yourself.

It might be easy worrying only about yourself for now, however it's not always the easiest transition having to care for someone else too. It's the little things that will help you develop this new sense of love and compassion by being a dog owner. Before you know it, you'll be able to figure out if you have the responsibility to care for someone besides your wooly canine friend.

Who Will Take Care of My Dog When I'm At Work?

This question seems to arise whenever someone considers getting a dog for the first time. It's important to think about; having a dog might seem great, but how will you be able to provide proper care if you'll be at the office 5 days out of the week? If this is your initial thought process, don't fret. Most dog owners have this problem, that's why there are places and companies that can help.

If you live in the Chicagoland area and are out of town or at work, East Village dog walkers can help you out. These friendly dog lovers can feed, walk and help care for your dog while you're away from home. That way, by the time you get home you'll be greeted by a happy pooch who's been taken care of during your absence.

No matter where you live, there's usually people or companies willing to help you care for your dog. Don't let the fact that you have to step into the office everyday deter your decision to get a dog. Having a furry little friend will be worth having, especially after a long day at work.

What Are You Waiting For?

If you're single and living alone, why not get a dog? Dogs can help brighten the mood around your home. They're easy to care for and will accept you for who you are, giving you the unconditional love needed to make your life a bit happier. They also have the ability to improve your health. Regular walks with your dog will increase your fitness and more than likely, your attitude as well.

There are places to take your dog and people who can help care for him or her while you are away from home. The cost is affordable and will help you gain the responsibility to be a provider in your next relationship, whether it's the accountability need to care for a spouse or children. Becoming a responsible dog owner will show others that you have what it takes to be a loving provider.

If you have been pondering about getting a dog, go for it! Canines can create a better lifestyle for their owners. And as far as relationships go, dogs have been known to be terrific matchmakers!


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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Interesting and useful