The human-pet bond is a unique relationship during any season, but the holidays are a special time of year. Our pets are family, and the benefits of animal companionship are important when you consider the four-legged additions to our lives. In honor of the holidays, we celebrate the benefits of animal companionship and praise our special relationship with our furry friends for the years to come.
Holidays: The benefits of animal companionship
The never-ending love of our furry friends is just one of the benefits of animal companionship. In fact, there is not a single day, time, or moment when our pets don’t love us. While they are waiting for us to come home or curling up with us at night, they never fault and always love. Seems like we could take a page on living our best life from our favorite animal companions.
Everyone needs a support system. Sometimes that support system can be in the found in the form of an animal. Through hard times and inspiring life moments, our pets support us and we can always depend on them. Whether you need emotional support, a hug to get you through the day, or have fallen on hard times, our animal companions often are the ones that are there to pick us back up.
Always there to lend a paw
Some animals, quite literally, are there to lend a paw. Service dogs are always ready to work.
For example, according to the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), the important role of a service dog is to provide a medical benefit for an individual with a disability. Increasingly important is the level of work that the service dog is performing for the handler, as such they are individually trained to perform their working duties. Whether it is a guide dog or a medical service dog, these working dogs are saving lives every day.
In fact, the bond between the handler and service dog is life-altering and can forever change a person’s life.
Friend for life
There is no doubt that once you bring home that new addition that you have a friend for life. There are so many benefits of animal companionship, and the lifetime friendship definitely is an invaluable component to our lives. Besides our everyday moments, you have a best friend and co-pilot for all your adventures, travels, and new experiences. You are never alone when you have an animal by your side.
Benefits of animal companionship: a bond like no other
The benefits of animal companionship are lifetime friendship, endless support, and never-ending love, just to name a few. Through thick or thin we can count on our furry friends and we truly are so grateful to have them as a part of our family this holiday season.