Photos, Dogs, Puppies and …Health Benefits? Oh my!

Your Furry Valentine… 

Who loves you best?  You’d better bet your pet!  Commemorate your love in photos on Saturday, February 10th at My Furry ValentineMetro Dogs Daycare and Boarding is hosting a photo fundraiser to benefit Safe Hands!. This event takes place from 12 – 4 P.M. and will be held at Metro Dogs Daycare and Boarding.  Bring your pup for a professional photo shoot with Rain Lawrence from Umbrella Studios.  For one dog, the price starts at $30, and $10 for any additional dog.  You’ll receive a web file photo for printing or sharing with additional products available for purchase. The best part, all proceeds will benefit dogs in need through Safe Hands Rescue!.  For my information on this event and attendance requirements, please click here.

Say Hello to our Furry, Adoptable Friends.

We are holding a meet and greet for our adoptable dogs on Saturday, February 17th. This will be held from 12 – 2 P.M., at R&D Systems, located at 2001 Kennedy Street NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 United States. Our adoptable dogs and puppies are hoping they find true love with families of their own just in time for Valentine’s Day!  This is a great opportunity to meet many adoptable pets and learn  all about them from their foster caregivers. All of our adoptable dogs have so much love to give – and not only that, they also offer plenty in return. If you’re on the fence about adopting, here are some medically proven reasons a dog could drastically improve your life. 

It has been medically proven that pets can actually HELP with your heart health.

There have been multiple studies done that prove that owning a dog can make your heart stronger. According to an article by Huffington Post, dog ownership is linked  to lower blood pressure, reduced cholesterol and decreased triglyceride levels. All three of these factors contribute to a decreased chance of a heart attack and better cardiovascular health. So not only can a dog fill your heart with love, but also keep it up and running properly to ensure a longer, healthier life.

Not only can pets help improve heart health, but they are also proven to be stress soothers.

Petting a dog or cat has been medically proven to release a stress relieving hormone in your body, causing your blood pressure to drop and overall mood to improve. Petting animals relieves their stress as well. We call that a win win!

Your best friend  can help you make new friends too.

Dogs give us common ground and are conversation starters.  Researchers have found dog owners tend to make friends more easily, possibly because they tend to talk to each other when walking their dogs or at the dog park. People love to talk about their companion animals, ask another dog owner about their dog and watch them beam!

Your new best friend is waiting for you…what are YOU waiting for?

"It is amazing how much love and laughter dogs bring into our lives and even how much closer we become with each 
other because of them." – John Grogan
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