Health and Fitness
Having a dog around can improve your fitness as it encourages you to get out walking more. Even playing with your dog indoors, when you’d otherwise be lying on the sofa, loosens those limbs, gets your blood pumping, and stimulates your mind. Staying fit and active, whatever your age, helps to prevent a whole host of illnesses, and dogs give people that motivation to keep moving.
Anything that encourages you to get out and explore the great outdoors helps to improve mental wellbeing, and in many cases dog ownership does this. But, again, even when you’re inside, snuggles on the sofa can reduce stress and lift your mood due to the endorphins that it releases (these are the same chemicals that help to reduce blood pressure). That’s why pets have long been used to provide therapy to those in hospitals, care homes and hospices.
Pets can really make a house a home, and we understand that although many people love the idea of owning a dog, they just can’t commit to the full-time responsibility. That’s why our home boarding service works so well!