25 Reasons Why You Should Consider Owning A Dog

I am the proud owner of an adopted Greyhound and let me tell you, it is one the best decisions I have ever made in my life. She has been a huge source of comfort, laughter, and overall peace to me (to the point where I wonder, why doesn’t everyone adopt one)? Now you could argue that my scenario is unique, but when you realize how amazing dogs are, you’ll see that my scenario is not unique at all. So I hope that these 25 reasons why you should consider owning a dog compels you to go out and adopt (notice I did not say buy) an awesome companion.

Last Updated on


Your arrival will always be greeted with the utmost glee


Honestly, who doesn’t like coming home to someone who is absolutely excited to see them?


Love, love and more love

commons.wikimedia.org commons.wikimedia.org

There is no question about it. Scientists have show that dogs do indeed have a strong emotional tie to their owners; an emotional tie that is unique within the animal kingdom and can even be stronger than the tie between humans. It’s safe to say that no other animal will love you like a dog.


Dogs want to make you happy


It’s true. According to studies, one of the major drivers for a dog is to please his pack leader (you). In other words, a dog’s delight is to know that you are delighted. Isn’t that delightful?


Dogs love to give affection


A resent study found that humans need about 12 good hugs a day to be healthy. This is a clear indicator of the human need for affection, and I can guarantee you, no animal is going to give you as much affection as a dog.


They have a positive impact on your health


Studies show that dogs have a positive impact on your health. Owning a dog has been shown to decrease depression, blood pressure, and overall stress.

SEE ALSO: Biggest Rip Offs That You've Probably Been Tricked Into Buying »

NOW WATCH: 25 Craziest Medical Treatments In History

Subscribe to List25

What do you think?

0 points
Upvote Downvote
25 Of The Most Unbelievably Overcrowded Places On The Planet

25 Of The Most Unbelievably Overcrowded Places On The Planet

25 Fastest Things In The World

25 Fastest Things In The World