3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Buying/Adopting a Dog


Choosing to buy a dog is a big decision, and not one that should be taken lightly. Dogs, on average, live for 12 years, and can cost between $13,000 - $25,000 over the course of their lifetime. If you've carefully considered the time, commitment, and financial factors of dog ownership but you're still unsure if bringing a dog into your home is right for you, here are 3 great reasons why buying or adopting a dog can be an excellent decision!

1) PROTECT YOURSELF, YOUR FAMILY, AND YOUR BELONGINGS

In the typical Hollywood movies, spies and burglars often sneak past watch dogs by tossing a steak at them, or by shooting them with tranquillizer darts. In real life, unless your home is full of national defence secrets, a burglar will more likely just head down the street to the next home if he sees evidence of a dog. If you live in an area prone to break-ins, you will be able to sleep more soundly with a dog in your home, knowing there will be a lot less chance of anyone trying to break-in as well as being alerted to any attempted break-ins by your dogs' barking. Similarly, if you're out jogging with a dog, particularly a larger breed, then the chances that anyone will bother you are significantly less.


2) REINVIGORATE YOUR HEALTH AND YOUR LIFESTYLE

It has been scientifically proven that early risers are happier, healthier and more productive than night-owls, yet many people struggle with getting out of bed early in the morning (especially during the winter months!). If you're a late riser who wants to accomplish more each day but has trouble making the first move out from under those cosy covers, then a dog may be the perfect solution for you. A dog won't let you sleep in, and they'll wake you up early every morning wanting breakfast, a walk, or simply a little bit of attention. Closely linked in with this is the fact that every time you exercise your dog, you exercise yourself! Walking is one of the best forms of exercise as it requires no special equipment, is low intensity, and is something that almost anyone can benefit from, no matter what their level of fitness is. If you're already in good shape, consider getting a younger dog, large enough to keep up with your running pace.

Taking Care Of A Dog


3) DOGS CAN HELP YOU LIVE LONGER
People who own dogs have been proven to enjoy longer life spans on average - often attributed to the positive effects dog companionship has on the dog owner's mental, emotional, and physical health. "People who have dogs live longer than people who have cats, and the assumption has been that dogs naturally cause their owners to be more active", says Dr. Thomas Lee , "The emotional benefits of having an affectionate creature are also one of the theories for why dog-lovers live longer."

Safety, health, and a longer, happier lifespan? If it sounds as great to you as it does to us, maybe it's time for you to start researching different breeds of dog and contacting your local breeder or dog shelter! 

Longer Life For Dogs

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