There really isn’t anything that compares to canine companionship. The friendship and love that is reciprocated between a pet parent and their furry family member are incredibly rewarding to both the adopter and the adoptee. Not only are you welcoming a new friend into your home, but you are also providing a forever home to a senior dog in need of care, snuggles, and companionship. As pet lovers, our team at Friday’s Rescue Foundation is devoted to finding senior dogs a loving companion who will take care of them and love them throughout their golden years. If you are considering adopting a dog, here are 4 benefits of senior canine companionship that may give you even more reason to consider older dogs for adoption. When you are ready to find your furry friend, reach out to Friday’s Rescue in Groton and we’ll happily help you find an ideal companion.
Four Ways Dogs Make Us Better People
Animals Help Us Relax and De-Stress
Pets have a calming effect on us humans. In fact, studies show that the human-pet relationship offers a number of mental and emotional health benefits. From stress and anxiety relief to reduced depression and loneliness, canine companionship can be incredibly soothing for the soul. Along with the love, loyalty, and companionship dogs provide, simply petting them and cuddling with them offers a positive effect on pet parents, which can help them relax, de-stress, and even lower their blood pressure.
Pets Keep Us Active
Along with affecting our mental and emotional health, dog ownership can have a positive impact on our physical health. Dogs love (and need) walks and playtime at the park. What’s more, they require exercise to maintain their health and wellness. Getting a nudge in the leg from your furry friend saying it’s time to go on a walk is an excellent excuse to strap on your walking shoes and get some exercise of your own. Plus, you’ll be spending some quality time with your pet while you both get the exercise you need to strengthen muscles and joints, maintain a healthy weight, all while giving your overall wellness a boost.
Unconditional Love That Goes Both Ways
One of the best things of being a pet parent is being welcomed home with tail wags, kisses, and snuggles from an excited dog happy to see their human. What’s more, dogs love the pets, hugs, kisses, and snuggles they get back from their humans. Along with the daily excited welcome home ceremonies, our precious furry buddies are great listeners, and they love when we talk to them.
Even on those days when your dog is feeling a little more mischievous and chews up a roll of toilet paper or steals a snack from the dining table, it’s impossible to stay upset at them for long. The unconditional love that goes both ways truly is one of the most rewarding aspects of canine companionship.
Canine Companions Help Us Be Better Humans
Our four-legged buddies rely on us to feed them, bathe them, walk them, play with them, and care for them in times of health and illness. While pet ownership comes with its struggles, it is incredibly rewarding and can help us be better humans overall. Whether you’re raising a dog from an eight-week-old puppy to adulthood, or have adopted a senior dog that requires a little extra love and care, pet ownership requires patience, kindness, and understanding, which can carry over into other aspects of your life.
Ready To Experience the Benefits of Canine Companionship?
These are just some of the many rewarding benefits of canine companionship. If you are ready to add a little more joy into your life by welcoming a four-legged friend into your home, give Friday’s Rescue Foundation in Groton a call or stop by and see us. We are a non-profit, no-kill dog rescue with many adoptable dogs who are looking for their forever home. From puppies and younger dogs to adults and senior dogs for adoption, we are sure you will find your canine companion. Reach out to us today and let us help you find a furry friend!
Want to learn about cat adoptions? Along with our adoptable dogs, we have many cats of all ages looking for a home, so please contact our team to learn about our cat adoptions.