You have been thinking about it for months—even years. The timing has never been “right.” You have been making excuses for why owning a pet wouldn’t be a good fit and how much responsibility it would take. Think about it no further! At Crest apartments, we take great pride in welcoming pets into our community. We genuinely believe in the many benefits of pet companionship. To help give you some ideas about why owning a pet would be good for you mentally and physically, we’ve compiled our top reasons we believe dogs really are a person’s best friend.
A Dog helps make your WFH day more stress-free:
Research has shown that employees who bring their dogs along to the office report higher satisfaction. In addition, simply having your dog close by for tasks at home and work can reduce stress. Having a furry companion can help add some excitement to your home office days as we all continue with our work-from-home journey.
They will keep you in good shape
Dogs are active creatures and will help bring out the same in you; who could refuse a walk or a round of fetch from a smiling, slobbering face.
They can help improve your social life
Getting out to the park and mingling with other dog-lovers is a great way to meet like-minded people, and you may even make a new friend. Living at Crest Apartments gives you convenient access to some of the best dog locations just minutes away in the Capitol Riverfront area.
They can help reduce your heating bill
Snuggling up to your furry friend is not only good for the soul, but it can also serve as an extra layer of warmth. So in the winter months, grab a cup of tea and some quality couch time, then watch your heating costs fall.
They will never judge you
Whether you’re hanging at home on a Saturday night or crying over spilled milk, your pup will never think less of you; in either scenario, they’ll probably thank you.
You’ll never eat alone again
Through every snack, every meal, they’ll be there. Watching. Waiting.
They will teach you how to live in the moment
Dogs will never forget the people who care for them, but they tend to live for the moment by nature. From the sensation of the wind blowing in your hair to the importance of a quality belly scratch, your pup can teach you a thing or two about enjoying the simple pleasures in life.
They are incredibly loyal creatures
They will, without a doubt, be by your side through thick and thin; all you have to do is walk through the front door.
Pets can boost your immunity
According to a study at Wilkes University, simply petting a dog can up your levels of immunoglobulin A, an antibody that fights off the common cold. In addition, having a companion to provide social support will boost your resistance to disease and infections. Additionally, dogs tend to track in just enough germs to help build immunity.
Check out our pet-friendly apartment community at Crest at Skyland Town Center including a dog wash and dog park! Explore our available apartments here.