A new study reveals that dog owners are happier than those without a pet. The study was done by MORE THAN Insurance and UK Charity Dogs for Good to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week (9th to 15th May). Here's what they found:
69% of dog owners have ‘meaningful’ interactions a month than those without a pet.
31% feel less lonely when they go for a stroll with their pet
Dog owners with disabilities have almost four times as many meaningful conversations a month than disabled people without dogs.
81% of disabled dog owners attributed their social interactions and connections to their pooch.
In comparison, 50% of non-dog owners said they rarely interact with new people.
Source: NY Post