Did you know that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and that adopting a shelter pet is good for your health and life? According to the Humane Society here are some reasons why adopting a shelter dog is worth your while:
A shelter dog can be:
If those reasons aren’t enough for you to rush out and snap up a shelter dog consider the effects of pooches on your heart. A study in the journal Circulation says having a pet - a dog especially - could lower your risk for heart disease.
Dr. Sandy Fryhofer profiles this in Your Health Matters. She also mentions that owning a dog can lower your cholesterol.