I've been saying this for years to anyone and everyone who will listen. Pets make your life so much better!! Now new research shows they can boost our mental health too.
The American Psychiatric Association surveyed 22-hundred adults and found 88% consider their pet a member of the family. Pets improve people's mental health by helping to reduce stress and anxiety, providing unconditional love and being a calming presence.
I have always had rescue pups around and they seriously feel like my therapy dogs. Pets provide so much unconditional love. If you're thinking about adding a fur-baby to your family consider adopting. Rescues are the best and there are so many homeless pets in shelters just waiting for a family of their own.
If you're interested in adopting, you can search adoptable pets Here.