Note From The Editor:  Today we have more inspiring content from FabFitFun! Since we love animals around here, we thought this article would be a sweet and timely reminder of why caring for creatures can be one of our greatest joys. 

If you have a pet we’re sure you have your own list of reasons why your animal is the best. Even if your pet tends to misbehave, if anyone asks, Fido is a perfect angel. Having a pet isn’t just about spending time with an adorable ball of fluff. They can also help improve your mood and over all well being!

Pets are a big responsibility and require lots of time and attention. However, if you can find the space in your life for one, it’ll be the best decision you’ve ever made. Ever. Here are 10 reasons your life will totally change when you let woman’s best friend into your heart and home.

1. Your bed is never empty.

Whether you want your pup in there or not, sleeping is just better when you have a fluffy friend to cuddle with!

2. Someone is always happy to see you.

Pets will barely let you get into the door without wanting to shower you with kisses. Whether you’ve had a great day or a tough one, this is delightful to come home to.

3. You always have a lunch buddy.

Food! Our dogs love meal time as much as we do. While you shouldn’t overload your pet on human food, slipping them a scrap or two will make their entire day.

4. Petting animals can lift your mood.

According to WebMD, petting your dog or cat releases a relaxation hormone that can actually calm your nerves.

5. Your Instagram is 100% more adorable.

Insta+animals = Our fave!! Be honest, you’re following at least a few adorable animals on the gram. We are too!

6. They’re part of the family.

Don’t live close to your family? Not super friendly with the neighbors yet? Your animal is happy to be your BFF — any day, any time, any year!

7. They keep you moving.

Your dog has to get its exercise and Fido can’t really do it without you. Whether you run, swim, walk, or wrestle with your pet, you’ll both be burning calories and studies show you may even lower your risk of heart disease.

For the last three reasons why pets are the best, click over here to Fab Fit Fun!

Image via Madi Ellis



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  2. I love my dogs because I never have to be alone. If I go hiking or on long road trips alone, I’ll bring a dog or two and have all the company I can handle!

    Having someone super psyched to see you when you get home every day is pretty amazing too!

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