5 Psychological Benefits to Having Pets at Home

5 Psychological Benefits to Having Pets at Home

I wanted to tell you about Colonel Deems and his dog Riley.   In a court case reported in the New York Times in 1908, it was announced that the Colonel’s attachment to his pet was “not evidence of a mental derangement.” Now, over 100 years later, we know even more: that Riley probably helped Colonel Deems stave off depression and anxiety associated with living alone as a bachelor. Pets and Their Humans People of all ages can benefit from any kind of pet – dogs small and large, cats, fish, birds, and even farm animals, amphibians and reptiles have … Continue reading