The saying may go that dogs are man’s best friend, but our puppy Kaner is a total mamma’s boy. We rescued him from a local animal shelter when he was 9 months old and I’ve been in love with him ever since (don’t believe me check out his hashtag on my instagram #kanerthedog).
We chose to adopt a shelter dog because every animal deserves a loving home, and today I’m sharing my top five reasons to adopt when looking to add a pet to your home.
5 Reasons to Adopt a Shelter Dog
1. He’s always on guard duty.
Seriously I haven’t gone to the bathroom or showered alone since we got him. As for those killer golf carts and bikers in our apartment complex… Kaner’s got it covered.
2. He helps with the laundry.
I mean how else would those fresh, clean, clothes get the necessary layer of dog hair if Kaner wasn’t willing to help out with the sorting and folding.
3. He keeps the bed warm.
Kaner alternates between sleeping sprawled across Z’s feet and snuggled up on top of my face. It may not be an ideal sleeping situation for the summer, but I guarantee you will hear no complaints this winter.
4. He keeps me moving.
I always wanted to be one of those people who worked out in the morning and now thanks to Kaner I totally am. Being the proud owner of the world’s cutest alarm clock means that I am up no later than 6 every morning for at least an hour long walk.
5. He fills our home with love.
Seriously there is nothing better at the end of a long day than coming home to a wiggly, puppy, butt. He has added another level of laughter to our home with his endless antics and the love he encourages us to show for one another is unparalleled.
So whether your idea of love is a dog, a cat, a ferret, or a goldfish I encourage you to check out your local animal shelter and adopt your next pet. Not only will you save their life, I guarantee they’ll fill yours with love in return.
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