Another study is out proving how dogs are a positive influence on our life. This time the data shows that we are more likely to develop friendships and have healthy social interaction, thanks to our dog.
From Oregon Alive:
The type of relationship they may develop ranges from a brief social interaction to the development of new friendships. Interestingly, the U.S. dog owners were much more likely than owners of other species to consider people they met through their dog as a friend.
People were even more likely to meet each other through pets than via their children's school, according to the research results, and walking your dog is among the top five best ways to meet new people.
Many of the pet owners also said their pets helped them establish relationships that led to tangible forms of social support in both practical and emotionally supportive ways.
Mine sure did! Tell me, has your dog helped you make friends or be more social?