10 Reasons Adopting A Shelter Dog Will Actually Rescue You

1. Youll rediscover the glorious outdoorslike falling leaves and mud puddles and squirrelsand the health benefits of walking every day.

2. Your face will never be more clean and shiny from all the sloppy kisses!

3. You can ditch the dangerous plug-in blanket during cold winter nights and still have toasty toes!

4. You will always know when the neighbors come to visitand the postal worker, UPS driver, recycling collector, uniformed sellers of Girl Scout Cookies, and missionaries.

5. Your circle of friends will expand by the hundreds as everyone out for a walk stops to ask the age and breed of your puppy and to give you potty-training tips.

6. Youll have opportunity to negotiate new rates for your cable service when you call to ask for a replacement remoteyour old one having become a chew toy.

7. Your new best friend will sit with you when you read, sit near you when you have your morning omelet, sit next to you when youre watching the kids play at the park, when you’re sewing, watching re-runs, making popcorn, finishing the dishes, writing a letter. Sometimes, your new best friend will be snoozing.

8. Youll be able to refine and improve those long dormant ball throwing skills that have faded since sixth grade softball.

9. You will be reminded of the simple joys that offer so much pleasure but that we tend to dismiss like hanging your head out a moving car window, eating ice-cream from a spoon (or the floor), rolling on earthworms in the grass, barking at rabbits just outside the fence, and jumping into the car in anticipation of our next adventure.

10. Youll know every day, every time you walk back in the door, that you are loved, loveable, and neededand that enthusiastic, unbridled affection waits for you each time you leave. You now have a home full of life and love.

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