5. Dogs give you an excuse to do things you wouldn’t otherwise do
Nothing brings people together like bonding over the love we have for our pets. Taking your dog to the dog park can lead to interactions with interesting people whom you would never otherwise talk to. Dogs give us a reason to start conversations and chat with strangers. Dogs can also give us a great excuse for visiting a new park, talking a walk on a dog-friendly beach or going to a dog café for a coffee. They get us out of the house and into the world!
Aside from making us live longer, dogs make us better people. Learning to anticipate the needs of another being and provide for its wellbeing teaches us great lessons in being a good human.
If you are considering adding a pet to your family, remember to Adopt – Don’t Shop! Contact the RSPCA to find a pet that matches your circumstances and give a loving animal a forever home.