5 Reasons Why Adopting & Making a Dog Happy Is Worth It

January 3, 2019

In My Animals, we have always been in favor of adopting pets. In today’s article, we will explain the reasons why bringing an animal into your life and putting all your effort to make the animal happy will be one of the best decisions you can ever make.

There are many people who have repeatedly adopted pets. It’s true that it’s not easy to find a puppy to train to your liking, because normally in shelters and kennels there are several older dogs.

However, whoever adopts a dog will never regret it. Soon after realizing that despite of one’s fear that the dog isn’t well trained or has a bad temper, adopting a dog or even an older dog is a unique experience. Why?

Reasons why adopting a dog is a good idea

People adopting dogs from a shelter.

Help the neediest animals

If you learn about the reality of abandoned animals in kennels it’s very likely that you will become sad. Around the world, there are more and more abandoned animals because — unfortunately — there are more and more people who are unable to take care of them.

Imagine how these poor helpless animals can feel when they are alone. How sad! Fortunately, some are picked up by a shelter and have the opportunity to find a new family. That’s where you come in.

There is one great advantage of adopting a dog. In general, once these formerly abused or mistreated animals see your love and affection, they will be enormously grateful and will do everything they can to make you happy.

Adopting a dog improves your physical and mental health

Having a dog, as mentioned on several occasions, brings physical benefits, because they will force you to go out for a walk, play them, run with them…

In addition to all this, a dog improves your mental health and, if adopted, even better. Why do we tell you this? Because an adopted dog will be affectionate, tender and loving because they will feel grateful because you have provided them a home and family in which they are loved.  Their behavior will make you feel important and your self-esteem will rise.

An adopted dog is delivered “legally”

It’s a law in most countries that shelters and kennels must vaccinate, deworm and microchip dogs that are going to be adopted. This gives you the advantage of knowing that the animal is healthy. Also, you’ll won’t have to do all the paperwork and money involved if you bought a pet.

A good companion for children

In addition to the exceptional personality of an adopted dog, they are ideal for children. Adopting a dog will teach your children a beautiful quality in life: compassion.

Your children will learn that “there is more happiness in giving than in receiving” in providing a home for the needy. In addition, they’ll see the gradual change in the animal’s personality, because it’s likely that they might be a bit fearful or even aggressive upon their arrival. But they will gradually respond to the family with love.

This will teach a valuable lesson to your children: love is the motor that moves the world and anything can be achieved with love.

Boy is ready for adopting two dogs.

Opportunities to socialize

It may be difficult for you to start conversations in the street with other people. Having a handsome dog will help you meet other people because dogs are friendly to other people and animal they are familiar with.  This will encourage conversations with other people.

Also, explaining that you adopted your dog can lead to a conversation with other dog owners, who have never adopted one, thus you will be encouraging others to adopt pets.

So, look at how many advantages there are in adopting a dog! If an animal is able to offer you so much and improve your life, then don’t you think it’s worth giving the best of you to make them happy? Of course, it is!