11 Amazing Humans Share How Pets Make Their Lives Better

A Pet Sees You

Life can suck. Thankfully, a pet can help.
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“Honey is the goodest girl and the best therapist.”

Honey is much more than a dog, she’s a therapist, a stress tester, and a great cuddler. Adopting her from the pound was one of the best choices my family has ever made. Even though she had the flu and was pooping nonstop, but that happens to the best of us, right?

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“Vinny wiggled his way into my life and now it’s significantly better.”

Vinny distracts me from my existential dread and has given me a whole new purpose in life. I’ve always wanted to adopt a dog but didn’t think I had the bandwidth to take care of one but taking care of him is actually a joy. Life is so much better with a little companion to shower with love.

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“Yeti constantly reminds me there’s good in the world.”

Yeti was in a shelter for almost four months when we found each other. After only a few hours of knowing Yeti, he refused to leave my side. He falls asleep next to me, runs on the beach with me, and gives all the cuddles.  

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“Koda became a huge part of my recovery.”

Koda got me out of the house when all I wanted to do was stay inside, she laid in my bed with me when I was too depressed to get out of it, and even got me through the anxiety of walking around the city alone.

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“Sam is always there for me when I need a good laugh.”

Coming home to my dog, Sam is super helpful and a big mood booster. He just helps me have better days. I’ve dealt with bullying here and there and it’s sometimes hard to open up to my friends, but Sam always makes me feel a whole lot better.

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“Papi is our emotional rock.”

When my mom was first diagnosed with cancer, our dog Papi started sleeping in her bed and became more cuddly. When my mom passed, my dog was noticeably sad. After my mom’s death, Papi needed emotional support just like the rest of us. Going through that with my family and Papi brought us all closer.

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“We’re so lucky to have adopted Bernadette!”

My family and I adopted Bernie when I was 10 years old. She fit in with our family right away. She’s also very sensitive and whenever I’m sad, she comes barreling into my room to sniff my face and cuddle with me.

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“I love Clementine more than anything in this world!”

Clementine has been with me through the hardest year of my life. One of my dearest friends, Maya, recently passed away and Clementine came into my life shortly after, I definitely feel like Clementine is a gift from Maya. This year has been hard, and I can’t imagine going through it without my dog.

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“I can’t even explain how magical Yam is.”

Yam has this way of just calming me down. She makes me feel warm, safe, and loved. I can literally just watch her live for 10 minutes straight without getting bored.

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“Kazoo was my confidant and best friend.”

Taking care of my mental health is so, so important to me. Another thing that’s really important to me are my pets and they have helped me so much on my mental health journey especially in relieving a lot of my stress and anxiety. Having Kazoo with me for the majority of my life was a blessing.

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“Cozy for sure lives up to her name.”

Even though I spend a lot of time alone, I never really feel truly like I’m on my own. It’s always Me + Cozy. Cozy is a big source of comfort, mentally and physically.  

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