Research suggests that dogs have an uncanny ability to positively influence health and relieve stress. A recent study from Tufts University showed that a relationship with companion animals are beneficial, especially during times of stress. We all know how stressful school/work can be at home, so having our pets as company can be very relaxing and could even lead to better grades.
Pet owners are less likely to suffer from depression than those without pets
76% of people said they could cope with everyday life much better thanks to their pets in a recent study from the Mental Health Foundation