If you are a pet lover, then I'm pretty sure that just like me, you've already discovered the many benefits of being a pet owner. Actually, my love for dogs happened as a result of an influence from my kids who are certified dog lovers, and because they are my kids and I love them, I adjusted myself to a life of having pets at home. In our home, the number of dogs outshined the humans. Currently, we are only three at home as hubby currently stays overseas due to his work and we have now a total of 5 dogs including a new born puppy.
The sight of my dog with his body wiggling with happiness every time he sees me always brings smile to my face no matter how difficult a day may seem. The fact that they give me a company when my kids aren't home is really a big relief. :)
We maybe aware of a number of illnesses that can be brought to us by emotional and mental stress and the fact that pets, dogs in particular are a great stress reliever can already give you a clue that having pets at home has a health benefit, too.
Not only that, having dogs at home also gives you that sense of security as they are known to be a good "watcher" in the house, just like our shih-tzu'z who are not only adorable but always keep us awake whenever a stranger keeps walking in front of the house anytime of the day.
The list of benefits will definitely go on and on and I am just happy that I've learned to love our pet dogs through the help and influence of my kids and I guess, I will continue to love them more! :)