Dogs for Singles: The Perfect Combination

May 19, 2019
As well as helping you feel less lonely, a dog can bring many other benefits. Today we'll tell you all about the benefits of having a dog if you're single.

There are many reasons to adopt a dog, but if you’re single and you often find yourself feeling lonely, then you have even more reason to get one. A dog won’t just keep you company – our four-legged friends can help us in so many different ways. Today we’ll tell you why dogs are the perfect pets for singles.

If you’re thinking of adopting a dog, you need to be prepared to take on a whole series of responsibilities. This means paying for vaccinations and a chip, not to mention toys, and a good quality dog food.

You also have to be prepared to take it to the vet, and pay for checkups whenever they need them. You’ll also need to keep your dog and your house clean, take it out for walks, clean up after it, work out where to leave it when you go on holiday… These are just some of the duties and responsibilities that come with owning a dog.

If you’ve read all that, and you still want to adopt a dog, we’ll tell you why it’s a great decision, especially if you’re single.

The benefits of owning of a dog for singles

A dog and its owner on a walk.

As well as helping you feel less lonely, a dog can bring many other benefits. Here are just a few of them:

  • They’ll make you feel loved: Dogs depend on us, and so they’ll always need you for something. Whether it’s to take care of them or spoil them, it’s nice to feel needed.
  • They’ll help your social life: We’re not saying that your dog will help you find the love of your life (although you never know), but having a dog means you’re sure to run into other dog owners. You go to the park and sit down on a bench to watch your dog, only to find that it’s playing with the dog of the person sitting right next to you. Conversation starter sorted! At the very least, you’re sure to make new friends.
  • There will always be someone at home when you get in: Living alone, going everywhere alone, eating alone, arriving home and finding you’re still alone. All of this can often make people feel lonely and depressed, but arriving home to a dog’s enthusiastic greeting will make everything that little bit better.
  • They’ll make you do more exercise: Sometimes, our busy day-to-day lives don’t leave us time to do as much exercise as we’d like. Having a dog forces you to go out for a walk and get some exercise, which will have a positive impact on your health. What more could you want?

The best dogs for singles

A boxer puppy.

If you’re already thinking about getting a dog but you don’t know which breed is the one for you, here you’ll find a selection of some of the best dogs for singles:

  • Pug: their small size makes pugs ideal for anyone who lives in a city, where apartments are often small. They’re also really loyal and affectionate creatures, and love going for short walks in relaxing settings.
  • French bulldog: The ideal companion for nights in alone. These dogs are fairly independent, so won’t mind being left alone for several hours while you’re at work. Their short fur doesn’t need much care or attention, so keeping them well-groomed won’t take up much time.
  • Shiba Inu: This is a beautiful, medium-sized Japanese dog. They are very active and agile, but also fairly laid back. While they like their independence, they’re also really affectionate, making them the perfect pet for singles.
  • Labradoodle: This cross between a Labrador and a poodle makes for the perfect companion. Hypoallergenic like a poodle, with the sweet nature of a Labrador. Patient and sensible, laid back and loving. Plus, they won’t shed hair all around your house.