Top 10 Reasons to be Thankful for Dogs
The Thanksgiving holiday is an opportunity to spend time with the ones we love and appreciate all that we have. For many of us, this appreciation extends to our four-legged family members.
Whether you have just welcomed a new puppy into your home or spent the last several Thanksgivings with your furry companion at your side, our best friends give us so many reasons to be thankful.
Top 10 Reasons to be Thankful for Dogs
To celebrate the beginning of the holiday season, we’ve put together a list of our top 10 favorite reasons we are so thankful for our dogs.
Dogs are always there for us at home
Whether we work from home or commute home after a long day of work, our dogs are always there to greet us. They stay by our side during long calls and are ready to make our friends and family smile no matter the occasion.
When we leave the house, nothing makes a pet parent’s day quite like coming home to the love of a dog. Our dogs never get tired of welcoming us home, and greet us like we’ve been gone for five years, even if it’s only been five minutes. Whether you’ve had a long day at work or are just heading home from a quick errand, nothing beats the love of your pooch waiting to meet you at the door.
Dogs keep us healthy and active
Whether they realize it or not, our furry best friends do a great job of getting us moving! In fact, according to a study in the Journal of Physical Activity and Health, dog parents are 34% more likely than those without dogs to get the right amount of exercise for their health.
Even just a half an hour walk with your dog each day can do wonders to relieve stress and potentially reduce your risk for developing cardiovascular disease. This time of year is especially great for getting outside with your dog and experiencing everything fall has to offer together!
Dogs provide protection
Big and little dogs alike can help keep us safe. With little more than a quick, loud bark, our dogs can warn family members something is wrong or frighten away strangers from the door.
Maybe it is just us, but sleeping at night feels a little easier when you know your best friend is alert and always protecting you at any hour. No matter their size, it’s comforting to have your own personal watchdog, and that is definitely something to be thankful for!
Dogs ask so little of us
When is the last time your dog complained about anything you did? Even when we have to leave our dogs alone for hours, our four-legged friends are nothing but thrilled to see us when we get back.
All our dogs need to be happy is shelter, food, water, and maybe most importantly to them, love! When you stop and consider all the ways our dogs fill our lives with joy and happiness, they really ask so little of us in return!
Dogs are role models for how to live
Our furry friends can teach us a great deal about how to be better versions of ourselves. Dogs shower everyone with unwavering love and remain loyal through thick and thin. They long to be helpful at every opportunity and never hesitate to spread their love and affection. We can learn so much about being good to one another just by observing our furry friends.
Dogs chase away our blues
If anything can make us feel better after a difficult day, it’s coming home to your dog just waiting to bombard you with doggie kisses and cuddles. In fact, studies have even shown that people who have pets are less lonely or less likely to become depressed or anxious.
No matter what kind of day you have, it’s certainly a comfort to have your furry friend there by your side to make everything a whole lot better.
Dogs accept us just the way we are
Dogs love everyone for exactly who they are, and never question or judge us for who we aren’t. Dogs don’t ask us to change, and they never withhold their cuddles and licks, no matter what mood we may be in. Our dogs love us exactly as we are, and for that, we couldn’t love them more!
Dogs make us laugh
When you live with a dog. It’s like living with an in-house comedian who is always ready to make you laugh. They can have us in stitches and make us smile at the drop of a hat, whether they realize it or not! We are so thankful that playing a game with them or even just watching them zoomie around is such an easy way to fill a home with laughter.
Dogs provide companionship
Dogs truly make the best friends. Just like you are there to care for them each and every day, our dogs are there for us in return to comfort and support us. On good days or bad, our furry pals are always by our side. Whether we need a jogging buddy, a snuggle buddy, or a buddy to make us laugh, we can count on our dogs to always be there when we need them.
Dogs keep our lives interesting
Good times or hard times, one thing is for sure – life with a dog is always entertaining! Whether you’re watching your best bud run around the dog park with outbursts of energy, teaching them new tricks, or taking a vacation together, our dogs are sure to bring plenty of smiles to every adventure.
Give Thanks to Your Furry Friends Each Day of the Year
No matter the season or holiday, our four-legged family members give us a lot to be thankful for. To give back to your dogs each day of the year, join our Best Friends Club to receive our exclusive email newsletter full of informative articles, training tips, and members-only discounts on Bil-Jac Dog Food, Treats, and other products.