Did you know that October is Adopt A Shelter Dog Month? And coincidentally, my (former shelter) pup’s birthday month! In honor of both, let’s chat about the reasons dogs make the best friends (and why you should totally adopt a shelter dog, if you’re able to make the necessary lifestyle changes)!
If you follow me on Instagram, you might be familiar with the star of today’s post, my dog, Sheba!
Built-in Workout Accountability Partner
I’m the worst at actively getting myself to workout. But since my pup, Sheba, needs to go out, I have no choice but to take her for walks. Hence, a built-in workout accountability partner. And if I’m being honest, one that really pushes me to get moving, even when I’d rather have a lazy morning/night.
Nothing beats the unconditional love from dogs. This is perhaps the biggest reason they’re called “(wo)man’s best friend.” They’ll always be loyal to you and keep you on a pedestal. And as one of my favorite quotes says, “no one on earth will love you more, be more patient with your moods, or keep your secrets better than your dog.” It’s so true!
When it comes to our pups, we’re in a 100% judgment-free zone. While they can’t respond back to us with human words, they’re always there to listen to everything we have to say, good or bad.
ALWAYS Excited to See You
Nothing beats walking through the door after being gone for a few hours and seeing Sheba’s reaction. You’d think I was gone for years the way she lights up, tail wagging, huge doggy smile on her face, as she runs upstairs to do the “happy dance.” Whether my day was good or bad, my mood always goes up +1000 when I see her reaction. It’s the little things in life!
See what I did there? No matter what the adventure in, my pup’s always down to join. Whether it’s doing a PDQ-run for dinner (Sheba LOVES their “doggy tenders,”), road-tripping somewhere, or lounging during a Netflix binge-watch, she happily hangs right by my side, ready for whatever kind of adventure the day brings!
Do you have a dog? What reasons would you add (or do you agree with) as to why dogs make the best friends?