There are a lot of dogs in this world who don’t have a home. That is why people get great joy out of adopting dogs. It is a chance to save a helpless animal and bring it into your home as if he or she were a member of your own family. Not only will this bring you great joy, but it will bring the dog great joy as well. It doesn’t matter where you live or what your income status is because the dog will certainly be happier in your home than in a cage at the shelter.
People adopt dogs for all different reasons. Sure you are saving the animal from a miserable life in a cage, but people get them for personal reasons too. Perhaps you are single and don’t have many friends or just don’t get a chance to go out that often. Dogs are a great way to treat loneliness. Even though they cannot talk, they can still show affection and a sense of love for you as their owner. There is a reason why dogs are labeled as man’s best friend.
They have a special personality and connection with humans that other animals rarely possess. Dogs can even be therapeutic when you are feeling sad or depressed. The great thing about dogs is they don’t criticize you or pass judgment on your faults. You could look like Miss America or the Elephant Man and they will still look at you the same way. All you have to do is feed them and show them love and affection. Then in return they will show you affection right back. Dogs are very simple creatures in that way. If only humans could be that simple.
Of course you don’t have to be alone in order to purchase a dog. Many families purchase dogs and call it their family dog. Plus if you have a household with children then your dog can become their best friend and companion as well. They can lick their face any time they are sad and cheer them up in a way that others cannot. But most of all, the dog can be your home’s protector from anyone trying to break in or cause harm to your family. Sure your dog may bark a lot when somebody comes to the door, but they are just alerting you that someone new is on your property. That way you can see who it is before any surprises arise.
Dogs can be everything to a person. They can be a friend, protector and member of the family. If you want to get a dog then go to your local dog shelter and adopt one. There will always be plenty of dogs to adopt because they are not going anywhere.