August 2019

Why Do We Love Dogs so Much? (Aug. 26, National Dog Day)

It's undeniable the bond that we share  with our furry best friends. But why are we so inseparable? Humans domesticated dogs over  14,000 years ago. The relationship began as a  mutual service agreement. Dogs offered protection while humans offered food. Because humans and dogs  spent so many years evolving together, that bond gradually  became more affectionate. Petting a dog has been shown to decrease stress levels. Dogs and people can even understand each others' languages. Today, the average dog-owner spends over $2,000 per year on food, toys and veterinary care. But the love that dogs give us  is truly priceless.