10 Reasons To be Thankful For Your Dog

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, most of us have probably begun thinking exactly what we are thankful for. There are so many things that come to mind, but health and safety plays a huge role this year. Along with that, DOGS come to mind because they have been there for us through it all. Quarantine, staying at home, losing jobs, switching jobs - you name it. 

Here are 10 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Dog this year.

1. They Stay At Home With You

We’ve been stuck at home for the majority of the year, but luckily we've had our dogs to keep us company. During this stressful time, we needed someone to talk to, play with, and even relax with on the couch, and our dogs were ALWAYS there. 

2. They Make The Best Walking Partner

No exercising isn't always fun, but when you have your dog by your side it makes it all worthwhile. It’s not only healthy and beneficial for our bodies, but our mindset too (and the dogs LOVE it!)

3. They Cheer You Up When You’re Down

We’ve all had those not-so-great days. The only thing that can make us smile during the tough times is when your dog runs up to you and gives you a big lick across the face. Instant happiness!

4. They Motivate You

Whether it’s your dog being an early riser, grabbing their frisbee so you can go out to play (and take a break from everyday life) or simply by wanting to be the person your dog thinks you are, they all motivate us daily. 

5. They Help You Make New Friends

Who doesn’t love dogs? Anytime you see a dog walk by you are likely to share a quick hello and smile with the owner, right? Dogs bring like-minded individuals together in so many ways (at the dog park, pet store, and even online!)

6. They Bring Out The Best in You

Dogs care about others more than they care about themselves. Their sole mission is to make their owners happy, and when seeing that it makes you want to be the best version of yourself.

7. They Listen To You Rant

No one listens to you the way your dogs do when you need to rant and blow off some steam. It doesn’t matter if it's early in the morning or late at night, they never stop listening.

8. They Keep You On Your Toes

You never know what to expect when hanging out with your dogs. Will they get the zoomies, play with every single one of their toys, get into something they aren't supposed to, or lay around all day? WHO KNOWS! Each day is a new adventure. 

9. They Help You Feel Safe

Even the smallest pups help you feel a bit more secure. They are always listening and watching out for you, even when you least expect it. 

10. They Love You Unconditionally 

Constant snuggles, smiles, and tail wags - they show their love to you constantly - and with no conditions. No matter what you do, how long you leave, or how busy you may get, they will be there for you in a heartbeat. And that’s why dogs are a man's best friend.


October 30, 2020 — Patchwork Pet
Tags: fall

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