4 reasons you should get a dog

Dogs are awesome and we all know this is true (except maybe cat people). Sure, dogs can seem like a lot of work, but they make life so much better! Still not convinced? Here are four reasons that may just give you the push you need to find a furry best pal.

They’ll make you more active: Who among us has ever said, “I’m too active. I need to slow down.” Put your hand down, Larry. Nobody has ever said that. We all need to be a little more active, and what better way to do it than by taking your new buddy for a walk? Your new dog (let’s call him Douglas) will love to get out and play. You’ll be the one taking Douglas on walks, on trips to the dog park, and occasional outings to PetSmart. See? You’re looking more active already.

They can help you relax: Anyone who’s ever owned a dog knows how much they can improve your mood. After a long day, it always feels good to come home to a smiling face and a wagging tail. Studies show dogs can have positive effects on physical and mental health. I don’t know about you, but that seems like a plus to me.

They love you even though you’re a jerk sometimes: This one’s not scientific. Sometimes you’re a jerk, and if you’re being a jerk to a fellow human, it may take them a while to get over it. Your dog will recover as soon as your scratch him behind the ears. Advantage: Dog

You always have a friend: Unless your dog is the type to go on random vacations without you, he’s usually around when you need him. Your Spouse away on business? You’ll never be lonely as long you’ve got Douglas by your side.

John Pettit

John Pettit

John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. Through news, community, press, jobs and events, he keeps credit unions digitally informed throughout the day. Web: www.cuinsight.com Details