New Year, New You, New Pet?

by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society

For a lot of us, the new year means making resolutions or setting goals. Some of us are thinking about losing weight and getting more exercise. Perfect solution? Adopt a dog to motivate you to get outside a little bit more taking walks and enjoying nature with your new best friend!

Maybe you’re thinking about spending a little less time working and want to relax, have more “you” time and maybe do a little more reading. Perfect solution? Adopt a cat who will happily cuddle up on your lap, provide gentle purrs and enjoy time with you.

I believe the perfect way to start off my day is waking up and seeing my sweet animals all sleeping on the bed with me. Then getting up and the cats rub up against me and my dog starts wagging her tail when she sees it’s time for our morning walk.

Nothing puts a smile on my face like coming home from work and being greeted at the door, the cats meowing and the dog jumping up to give me love and kisses! You know they’ve been waiting for you all day, and now it’s your turn to feel the love! After a long day at the office, even when you don’t feel like going out for a walk, you know you need to for them and, in the long run it’s exactly what you needed!

Our pets not only provide us with unconditional love, they also have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to us. Caring for a pet provides a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessens feelings of loneliness. And when yo u adopt, you can also feel proud and happy knowing you helped an animal in need!

2021 was a year of uncertainty and we have entered 2022 with that same uncertainty. There are a lot of things changing in our world, and it’s not always easy to adjust. With a pet, you have the assurance of unconditional love and companionship, you have a reason to stay healthy and positive, and most of all you have purpose!

If you’re interested in bringing home a new pet, there’s a lot of love waiting for you at Yavapai Humane Society. Give us a call at 928.445.2666, and take your new best friend home with you!

From everyone at Yavapai Humane Society, we wish you a happy and healthy new year!