Animal Lovers are Hot…

Animal Lovers are Hot…

And I’m not talking temperature…I’m talking about being more attractive as a person and a potential partner.  Here’s reasons why having a rescued forever friend can benefit you…

Here’s another great reason to adopt a rescue pet … If you are an animal lover, people find you more attractive…

In a new survey, 46% of respondents said having a pet made a person more attractive as a potential partner.

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Wait…not dress like a pet…although that does look good on some people.woman and cat

More Results: 33% said dog owners were more likely to be loyal, compassionate and kind. 49% of women said they were more likely to be attracted to animal lovers, compared to 40% of men. The survey also found that having a dog was not only helpful in finding a romantic partner, but it helped with finding friends as well. 46% of those surveyed said walking a dog is one of the easiest ways to make friends. 29% of dog owners said they’d met lifelong friends while walking their dogs.

I can add the health reasons too! Pet owners exhibit decreased blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels — all of which can ultimately minimize their risk for having a heart attack down the road. For those who have already experienced a heart attack, research also indicates that patients with a dog or a cat tend to have better recovery rates. These benefits are thought to be connected with pets’ tendency to help reduce or at least control their owners’ overall stress levels.

Dogs can act as the perfect personal trainer, if only because most of them need to be walked several times a day. According to studies like those conducted by the Wellness Institute at Northwest Memorial Hospital, as long as you’re the one holding the leash, you’ll reap the rewards, which can include losing — or at least maintaining — weight.

Pets are a great way to beat the blues. Not only are they known to they offer unconditional love, but they may also give their owners a sense of purpose, which can be crucial for those feeling down in the dumps. Pets also combat feelings of loneliness by providing companionship, which can boost your overall mood and even bring you feelings of joy and happiness. This is particularly apparent among groups — including the sick and elderly.

 

http://www.animalplanet.com/pets/sources-2/