Opening your front door and being greeted by a smiling pup or purring cat seems like reason enough to live with your furry best friend! However, today, we have put together a list of seven benefits of living with a pet. From health benefits such as relieving stress and increasing your physical activity to social benefits and emotional benefits, living with a pet can help to improve your quality of life — and your happiness.

Read on to learn more about the benefits of living with a pet, and if you are searching for a pet-friendly apartment for rent in Akron, look no further than EnVision Apartments. Schedule a tour today to learn more. 

1) Pets help reduce anxiety and stress

Owning a pet has been known to help reduce stress and anxiety. This is partially due to the release of endorphins, serotonin, and other happy chemicals that occur when we spend time with our pet. Some pet owners have even reported lower blood pressure and better heart health. 

2) Pets can help you stay active

If dogs are your pet of choice, they make excellent exercise buddies. If you start a routine and take your dog for a walk or jog everyday at the same time, when you try to skip a day, you can bet your dog will be there waiting for their outdoor time and holding you accountable. Any dog parent will tell you, it’s incredibly difficult to see the disappointment in your dog’s eyes when they realize you’re skipping their daily jog.   

3) Pets help us socialize and make new friends

If you are already a pet owner, then this comes as no surprise. How many people have you bonded with over the love for your cat, dog, or other pet? Pets have a way of bringing us together and can help you open up and socialize with people that you may not have otherwise. 

4) Pets provide you with companionship

Pets don’t just help you make new friends but also provide you with companionship when you aren’t spending time socializing with other pet parents. No matter what mood you’re in, your pet is always there to cheer you up. And, whether you are spending your day lying on the couch watching television or hiking outdoors, your pet is more than happy to be by your side. 

5) Pets don’t judge you by how you look

Another benefit of having a pet is that they will never judge you by how you look. Are you spending the day in your pjs? Did you gain a bit of quarantine weight? Your pet could literally not care less about these things. No matter what you look like on any given day, your pet will love you just the same.

6) Pets add structure and routine to your day

Being a pet parent also comes with responsibilities. While you may not feel the need to keep to a set eating, exercise, or other schedule for yourself, your pet depends on it. Pets need to be fed the same time of day, every day. If you have a dog, they will require consistent walks at the same time of day. This helps to provide structure and routine to your life which can have a positive impact on other aspects of your life as well.  

7) Pets are always there to listen

While your friends may get sick of listening to complaints about your ex or another problem in your life, your pet will always be there to listen. Whether you need to vent about one of your professors, complain about a roommate, or come home to an empty apartment with good news that you can’t wait to talk about, your pet will be there waiting with attentive eyes and an occasional head tilt to show their interest. 

EnVision Apartments – Pet-Friendly Akron Apartments

If you have a pet then you know that home isn’t quite home without your best friend by your side. That’s why at EnVision Apartments, our Akron apartments are pet-friendly. We know how important it is for your health and happiness that you and your pet have a comfy, cozy, safe place to call home. 

Interested in taking a tour of our pet-friendly apartments? Contact the team at EnVision Apartments in Akron today.