Best Friends: You and Your Dog

Joel Stice

Dogs are known for their loyal and loving nature, and can provide their owners with a sense of companionship and unconditional love.


Many dogs are trained to be emotional support animals, and can provide comfort and support to their owners during times of stress or anxiety.

Emotional support 

Studies have shown that spending time with a dog can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety, and can even lower blood pressure and heart rate.

Improved mental health

 Dogs can help their owners meet new people and socialize, which is important for mental and emotional well-being.


 Owning a dog can teach responsibility and provide a sense of purpose, as dogs rely on their owners for food, exercise, and companionship.


Health Benefits of Walks with Your Dog