4. Compassion Generators
One of the benefits of owning a dog is that it teaches you and your children compassion and caring. And your dog will return it times ten. There are individualsout there who dedicate much of their free time to rescuing pets who are in distress. By adopting a shelter dog, you are saving a life and giving a loving home to a canine companion who will be forever grateful.

5. No Judgments
Anyone who is tired of being judged by friends and strangers should get a dog. Fido never will: you can eat ice cream from the carton, walk around with your hair all messed up, and even have a good cry. But beware, because that last one will get you cuddles and licks.