9. Pride Makers
Just like you point out your kid on the soccer field to the other parents, when your dog does something cute at the park, you can beam with pride. You’ll love answering questions about your pup’s breed, sex, and age, to admirers that you pass on the street.

10. Exercise Prompters
Having a dog means at least two walks a day, so chances are that when you adopt a dog you’ll also be increasing the amount of exercise the entire family gets.