Adopt a dog and change both your lives for the best
10 October 2017| Last updated on 10 October 2017
So you’ve been thinking about getting a dog but aren’t convinced yet? Or maybe you haven’t yet thought of it… Well, except for all the wet, unexpected kisses and moments that you will just want to crack up, opening your heart and home to a pup will be one of the best choices you’ve ever made!
Just look at how much they can mean to you:
Dog owners are healthier
Dog owners are more active as they walk more and play with their dogs. This in turn helps them to have lower blood pressure and make them less likely to get heart disease. Dogs actually help you heal quicker as well. A study showed that people with dogs who suffer from heart attacks are twice as likely to have a full recovery as those who don’t.
They are natural anti-depressants
No, really. Know that fuzzy feeling you get when you see a pup? That is your body releasing oxytocin, your body’s feel good hormone. There is no better anti-depressant as the wagging tail of your furry friend when you get home!
They improve your social life
Ever notice how much easier it is to strike up a conversation with someone when a pet is around? Your pooch will help you meet other people by creating opportunities for acceptable interactions which otherwise wouldn’t have been possible. Plus, taking your dog to the park, the beach or for a walk in your neighbourhood also helps you get out more to places where you will meet other people.
They help your baby’s immune system
Studies have shown that raising kids in a house with pets helps to boost their immune system and they are less prone to allergies, asthma and getting sick. This is especially the case if you introduce a dog before your child is six months old. Children who have pets also have better school attendance records and self-esteem than those who don’t.
They will become your new best friend
Your pup is a fluffy ball of unconditional love! He will become your most loyal companion who shares the midnight snacks, the five o’clock runs, trips to the beach and explore the world with you. He will endure the, what seems to be never ending, visits from the in-laws with you, be your cuddling buddy, movie buddy and partner in crime. He will be your source of comfort, your wingman and even clean up all the food that you drop without complaining!
He will make you make you laugh louder than ever before and melt your heart with just a look.
He will always be there for you and he won’t expect anything in return. (Of course a loving pat on the head or a belly rub will be appreciated and he also won’t mind a yummy snack!)
Or he might become all of this for your children…
Add a bit of colour and a dash of excitement to your life and adopt a dog from the Oasis Second Chance Animal Shelter (OSCAS), or help these loving animals by donating.
The next adoption day at OSCAS is quickly coming up with numerous furry friends looking for loving homes.
Date: Saturday, November 18th, 2017
Time: 1 pm – 5 pm
Venue: Ericsson Pet Farm – 18 Pasir Ris Farmway 2
Be sure to pop in and have a look around. You might just find one who steals your heart and change both your lives forever.
Give a helping hand to help a paw.