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Dogs are great. Furry, warm, loyal, energetic, sometimes slobbery … It's hard to find a more wonderful pet. So if you don’t have a furry friend in your life, what are you waiting for? Get on out there and adopt a dog today.


Still not convinced a dog will change your life for the better? Read on! petMD has the top 5 reasons you should’ve adopted a dog ages ago.


#5 Great Companion

Dogs have been man’s (not to mention woman’s) companion for thousands of years. They are both friend and hard worker. They function as guide dogs, rescue dogs, farm dogs, and even therapy dogs for the old and infirmed. You just can’t go wrong with a dog, especially when you’re feeling down.

#4 They Get You In Shape ...

For free! Unlike gyms, a dog doesn’t charge you a fee to work out. Your dog can’t wait to go and play Frisbee or fetch or chase squirrels. They love to walk and run a few times a day. Just clip on a leash and head outside, and soon you and your new best friend will be training harder than Jillian Michaels on the Biggest Loser.


#3 Saturday Night Date

Even if you got stood up or no one returned your calls, you never have to be alone on the weekend if you have a dog. They’re always going to want to hang out with you. And, they love to snuggle and watch old movies with you. Their favorite: Lady and the Tramp. Duh! Who doesn't like a good, old-fashioned love story?


#2 Loyal (Like a Samurai)

Dogs are fantastically loyal. They’ll bring you your slippers and the paper, are delirious with joy upon your return home, and never cheat or take someone else’s side. They'll even bark at strange noises and intruders (often many times their size) and will do all they can to protect you and help you.


#1 They’re Amazing

Seriously. Dogs aren’t called man’s best friend for nothing. Get a dog and you have yourself someone who will stick with you through thick and thin. They don’t care if you get fired or put on weight or go bald. They don’t care if you have really horrible fashion sense. They care about you. And all you have to do in return to get this unconditional love is play, feed, pet, and love your dog back. No money-back guarantee warranted here!


So, what are you waiting for? Get on down to your local shelter and get yourself a dog.

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