Posted by: secondchancehumanesociety | September 2, 2009

Advantages of Adopting a Pet

"Kittler" the Kool Kat

"Kittler" the Kool Kat

Hi Pet Column readers, my name is “Kittler” and  this week the Second Chance Column has a guest author, Stanley Popovich, who wrote on “The Advantages of Adopting a Dog or Cat”: 

There are many advantages to adopting a dog or cat.   Adopting a pet can be a great way to reduce our every day stresses and anxieties.  In addition, there are many other reasons why adopting a dog or cat can be important in your life.

For instance, pets can help us to relax and help us to focus on the good things in our lives. This can be very helpful when we are overwhelmed by the stresses and anxieties of our lives.  Playing with our pets can help reduce our fears and anxieties in any situation.

Pets can get our minds off of our problems.   A person could do an activity with their pet or other animals that will give them a fresh perspective on things. Spending time with animals will get your mind off of the problem and give you the energy to do other things. Most importantly, playing with animals will give you the self-confidence that you can cope and that you can get through a stressful day.

Spending time with a pet can reduce loneliness and can be a great source of companionship. A pet can help us to feel better.  Also many people talk to their pets and this can help us to get their problems out in the open.  Animals can be of good company to all of us and can prevent the fear of being alone during our troubles.

Taking care of dog or cat can be a great way to increase our happiness and self-confidence.  There are many animals out there who could benefit from your time and talents. Doing something that will help your pet or other animals can give you a source of pride and accomplishment. 

BIOGRAPHY:

Stan Popovich is the author of “A Layman’s Guide to Managing Fear Using Psychology, Christianity and Non Resistant Methods” – an easy to read book that presents a general overview of techniques that are effective in managing persistent fears and anxieties. For additional information go to: http://www.managingfear.com/ 

Call the Second Chance Helpline at 626-2273 to report a lost pet, learn about adopting a homeless pet, or about the SCHS Spay/Neuter Financial Assistance, Volunteer & Foster Care, or other Programs.  Visit our shelter pets online: www.secondchancehumanesociety.org.  Direct Pet Column questions to:  kelly@secondchancehumanesociety.orgPhoto by Real Life Photographs.

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