Dogs are great. Furry, warm, loyal, energetic, sometimes slobbery â€¦ It's hard to find a more wonderful pet. So if you donâ€™t have a furry friend in your life, what are you waiting for? Get on out there and adopt a dog today.
Still not convinced a dog will change your life for the better? Read on! petMD has the top 5 reasons you shouldâ€™ve adopted a dog ages ago.
#5 Great Companion
Dogs have been manâ€™s (not to mention womanâ€™s) companion for thousands of years. They are both friend and hard worker. They function as guide dogs, rescue dogs, farm dogs, and even therapy dogs for the old and infirmed. You just canâ€™t go wrong with a dog, especially when youâ€™re feeling down.
#4 They Get You In Shape ...
For free! Unlike gyms, a dog doesnâ€™t charge you a fee to work out. Your dog canâ€™t wait to go and play Frisbee or fetch or chase squirrels. They love to walk and run a few times a day. Just clip on a leash and head outside, and soon you and your new best friend will be training harder than Jillian Michaels on the Biggest Loser.
#3 Saturday Night Date
Even if you got stood up or no one returned your calls, you never have to be alone on the weekend if you have a dog. Theyâ€™re always going to want to hang out with you. And, they love to snuggle and watch old movies with you. Their favorite: Lady and the Tramp. Duh! Who doesn't like a good, old-fashioned love story?
#2 Loyal (Like a Samurai)
Dogs are fantastically loyal. Theyâ€™ll bring you your slippers and the paper, are delirious with joy upon your return home, and never cheat or take someone elseâ€™s side. They'll even bark at strange noises and intruders (often many times their size) and will do all they can to protect you and help you.
#1 Theyâ€™re Amazing
Seriously. Dogs arenâ€™t called manâ€™s best friend for nothing. Get a dog and you have yourself someone who will stick with you through thick and thin. They donâ€™t care if you get fired or put on weight or go bald. They donâ€™t care if you have really horrible fashion sense. They care about you. And all you have to do in return to get this unconditional love is play, feed, pet, and love your dog back. No money-back guarantee warranted here!
So, what are you waiting for? Get on down to your local shelter and get yourself a dog.