by Loree Walden, Marketing Manager, Yavapai Humane Society
Not only do animals give you unconditional love, they also have been shown to be psychologically, emotionally and physically beneficial to their humans.
Caring for a pet can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment and lessen feelings of loneliness. And when you adopt, you can also feel proud knowing you helped an animal in need!
With the new year, comes resolutions. Perhaps you’re thinking about losing weight and getting more exercise. Perfect solution? Adopt a dog to motivate you to get outside more on walks, and enjoy nature with your new best friend.
Perhaps you’re thinking about spending a little less time working so much and want to relax. Perfect solution? Adopt a cat who will gladly cuddle up on your lap with you and enjoy time relaxing with you.
I still believe the best way to start off your day is with your cat rubbing up against you or your dog wagging its tail when they hear you’re taking them out for a morning walk. Nothing puts a smile on my face like when I come home from work and they greet me at the door, the cats meowing and the dog jumping up to give me love and kisses.
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.
2020 was a year of uncertainty and we have entered 2021 with that same, if not higher, uncertainty. With a pet, you have the certainty 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 is 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.
Everyone at Yavapai Humane Society wishes you a happy and healthy new year!