Pets are just the best. Furry, feathered, pawed, or scaled, they’re the perfect companions. Unlike those fickle humans, our pets love us unconditionally—they don’t care if we haven’t combed our hair or if we stay in our pajamas all day eating Oreos and watching re-runs of Gilmore Girls. They just want to snuggle!
There’s a pet out there to suit everyone’s wants. Birds supply beauty and song. Dogs give you their undying loyalty. Rats are squeaky and cute. And cats? Well, they just do what they want, and that’s why we’re fascinated by them.
And as a bonus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cites the many health benefits of pets, including lowered blood pressure and relief from the stresses of loneliness. With all these benefits, you really can’t go wrong with a feathered or furry friend.
Even better, if you adopt a pet from a shelter, you’re helping a poor, homeless animal out, too—it’s win-win! So to give you just the push you need, let’s take a look at 8 reasons to get a pet right now.