Whether you’re a dog person or a cat person, there’s no arguing the therapeutic powers of pets.
Science has proved that animals make us happier. Petting a dog increases levels of oxytocin in your plasma, giving new meaning to the commonly known “bonding hormone.”
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Living in New York City makes it extremely difficult to own a pet. As a dog owner and someone who grew up in what some would consider a small zoo, knowing that it’s nearly impossible for my dog to live here affects me. Despite working in a dog-friendly office, it would be unfair to pull my 85-pound pup from the spacious backyard and spoils of my parents’ home in Virginia. Not to mention the unlikelihood in finding a reasonably priced apartment that would accommodate her. Read more…