Russell here with some of the benefits of being a Pet Parent. According to the Mayo Clinic, dogs don’t just make your heart happier; they actually make it stronger.


Having a fur-faced companion is linked to lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol, lower triglycerides, which all contribute to better heart health and fewer heart attacks. Pet Parents who do have heart attacks have better survival rates. We aren’t just your best friends, we’re good for your health too.

Here’s a great place to learn more.

Also, Pet Parent research has also shown that having a dog leads to more physical activity. Being a Pet Parent in general reduces stress, improves self-esteem, increases social interaction which helps with loneliness and isolation.

For the love of dogs, go to your nearest shelter and rescue a pet today. Here’s a handy tool to help you find a shelter near you.

Or if you can’t adopt, you can make a donation. Tell them Russell the dog sent you.

Dogs keep Pet Parents healthy and their tails wagging.

Happy woofing to you.

Russell rolling over and out!