“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”
– Anatole France
If you’re a pet owner, you will already be familiar with some of the benefits of renting with pets. Choosing to have them as part of your family changes your life – for the better.
Small things, like going for walks, watching TV and coming home become so much more meaningful. Your pet can open a whole new world of happiness, support and unconditional love in your home. And with so many dog walkers, groomers and pet sitters nearby, you can still give your pet a wonderful and healthy life even if you’re renting. Below are some of the benefits of owning a pet:
The physical benefits
Sometimes, it just feels too hard to get out of bed and exercise. But for your furry family member, it’s the highlight of their day! And it will quickly become the highlight of yours, too.
Those curious doggy noses will take you on a new adventure at every turn. And before you know it, you’ve been walking for an hour – and loved it! Dogs help us get into the habit of moving and leading healthier lives. Plus, they open the door to plenty of social interactions with the other dog lovers you meet along the way. You wouldn’t think it gets better than that, but studies also show that pets can have a positive effect on children’s immune systems, reducing their chances of having allergies later in life.
The mental benefits
When life gets tough, cuddling your pet can be the best medicine, releasing feel-good endorphins and lowering your heart rate. Even a stressful day at work is no match for the adorable welcome home you’ll receive from your pet. It’s impossible not to smile in their company!
And if you ever feel a little blue or anxious, your pet can offer the type of
companionship that doesn’t require words. Just a lot of comfort and love. Not surprising considering pets are often used as therapy animals to help reduce feelings of loneliness, restlessness, despair and boredom.
The emotional benefits
The benefits of renting with pets don’t just stop there, pets can also teach us valuable lessons about life and our relationships. They’re loyal, trusting companions. They don’t care how you look or what you earn. They just want to be with you. Believe it or not, this can manifest itself in your relationships, helping you adopt a new worldview and share it with the people in your life.
Better still, owning a pet can give you a sense of purpose, boosting your self-esteem and mental health, enhancing the relationship you have with yourself too.