It’s difficult to imagine Max and Remy not having each other. They look like litter mates, but they actually came from two shelters in two different states! Max and Remy are the dynamic duo… destined to make a difference as spokesdogs for the Dog Files!
Watching these two best buddies hang out is a treat for anyone who chances to meet them, so it is from experience that we heartily endorse National “Get a Pal for Your Pet” Day, celebrated on November 19th.
Why should you consider getting a pal for your pet?
- Social interaction: Having at least two pets of the same type allows for more social interaction and will help keep them happier and healthier. This is especially important for dogs, which are pack animals. Even cross-species buddies can be beneficial.
- Improved health through exercise: A playful chase through the yard or a game of tug-o-war with a fellow pet buddy will provide animals with regular, fun exercise a single pet isn’t likely to experience.
- Companionship: Pets that have a buddy to hang out with are much more emotionally stable and less likely to engage in destructive boredom behaviors while you’re at work. More pets provide more companionship for multiple family members as well.
How do you choose another pet that will fit your family?
Choosing another pet is a big responsibility. Your existing pets’ temperaments and family lifestyle need to be taken into account. Many shelters have tips for acclimating a new pet into your home and helping ease the transition with resident pets.
I am blogging on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network and the Pets Add Life (Pal) campaign. I received compensation for my time from Pal for sharing my views in this post, but the views expressed here are solely mine.