Living alone and buying a dog

If you live alone, you probably think that you cannot have a pet dog. Living by yourself, you do not have any commitments and will not want to have to rush home from work or nights out in order to take your dog for a walk or feed your pet. Without a dog, you won’t be woken up in the middle of the night by howling or your dog wanting to be let outside. Plus, you can go on holiday at the drop of a hat without worrying who will look after your dog. It might easier without having a pet to drain all the spare cash you have on vet’s fees or dog food and toys.

However, although you may think that you enjoy your single life, you may actually find that when you live with a dog, the benefits by far outweigh the negatives. When you come home, your dog will always be pleased to see you and this can be a great feeling after a bad day at work. Your pet will not judge you or care if you share all your troubles, they will be happy to listen!

A dog can bring a feeling of companionship and will act as a security alarm should they suspect any unusual noises or smells in or around the home. The responsibility of a dog means that you will always get regular exercise and this can even be an opportunity to meet new people.

So there can be great benefits to living with a dog and, as long as you are realistic about the very serious commitment that buying a dog means, you will enjoy making a great friend for life.

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