18663 Ventura Blvd, Suite 202, Tarzana CA 91356

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dog Companionship Can Make You Healthier

I've had my pooches for six weeks now.  It's been an adjustment for all three of us.  I've learned that it takes dogs time to build up stamina for long walks when they've lived in a kennel environment all of their lives. And they've learned that my dining room floor is not a toilet.

Curves and Gold, my rescued greyhounds, have been so wonderful to have.  As I've mentioned before, they make me a happier person.  They always greet me with wagging tails.

There's great benefits to owning dogs.  Dog companionship has been demonstrated to lower blood pressure and cholesterol.  Dog owners have less depression.  They get over acute illnesses much quicker.  And dog owners live longer.

Of course, if you're looking to get your own dogs, rescue.  NEVER buy from a breeder.  So many dogs need loving homes.


Geoff Brown said...

I'm about to become a dog person myself. Perhaps it will prove beneficial to my health, but my cats so far seem less enthusiastic about the idea...

Vegan Valerie said...

Hi Heather! Dogs ARE great, huh! I miss my childhood pooch so much some days... I don't feel financially ready for an animal companion right now. But I am excited to rescue a dog or two someday--hopefully soon!

BTW, that's a cute pic you posted! :)

Bridget said...

I've been reading your blog for a long time and I am so excited to see you adopted to beautiful greys! I have 3 of my own and can't imagine life without them. Congrats!!

VeganLinda said...

Beautiful picture! I love Greyhounds.

Gauri Radha गौरी राधा said...

Your dogs are so cute!!

PGYx said...

Inspiring story & gorgeous photo of you & your puppies! My childhood rescue dog was the most wonderful companion ever. One of my resolutions this year is to set up my life so I can adopt another one.