1- Pets love unconditionally.
2- Pets are good for your health, improving immunity, mental well-being, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, heart health, and more.
3- Pets strengthen family bonds.
4- Pets — namely dogs — provide a great excuse to exercise.
5- Pets teach children empathy, social skills, and responsibility.
6- Pets give you a chemical boost of feel-good serotonin and dopamine.
7- Pets lessen feelings of loneliness.
8- Pets help you meet people and make new friends.
9- Pets are great listeners, eager to hear about your day.
10- Pets are a source of comfort.
First published in Pets in the City Magazine, November 2014