Dogs make life brighter, but you need to be willing and able to adopt before committing to it. Here’s how to know it’s time to purchase a pooch.
Dogs occupy a huge part of our cultural consciousness, and we’re not complaining.
There are a plethora of Instagram and Twitter accounts dedicated to them and an entire DoggoLingo language used to make heartwarming hound-centered memes.
It follows that getting your own pup crossed your mind at some point. If you’re feeling the itch, assess whether you’re showing these tell-tale signs you need a dog in your life.
As you might know, I’m a bestselling author and happiness researcher.
I wrote a book called Happy Habits.
In my research, I learned that there’s something researchers call “Adorableness Therapy.” This therapeutic concept means: When you spend time with cute doggie, you wind up boosting your happiness levels. So, getting a dog can help to improve your mood!
The following are signs you need to get a dog – no doubt about it!
The first sign you need a dog is simple: Dogs come to your mind all the time.
You get the picture—the heart wants what it wants, and a dog is a good thing to reward it with.
As we navigate tough times like a pandemic or recession or various personal challenges, thousands of people turn to getting a dog to occupy their time. Plus dogs offer a lot of emotional support. This is one of the rare benefits of this sad, crazy time. If you’re distancing from people with few companions nearby, a dog provides a welcome reprieve. Just make sure you’re thinking five years into the future—you’ll need time to care for them long after our current national situation changes. Adopt a forever friend rather than a pandemic pet.
Our last sign you need a dog and might love a puppy in your life: You need the exercise a dog makes possible. Exercising with someone is the ultimate health motivator and many dogs are more than ready to join you for walks, runs, and other activities. Get into a routine, and they’ll even remind you it’s time to go outside. Afterward, cuddling up on the couch together is that much sweeter.