Whether to get a pet or not is a discussion that most families know well. But, did you know that from young children to retirees, and everyone in between, there can be huge benefits to sharing your home with a furry friend?
Part of the family
For families with young children, a pet can help kids in a number of ways. Developing positive relationships with pets can help a child’s self-esteem and development of trusting relationships with others.
A good relationship with a pet can also help develop non-verbal communication, compassion and empathy as well as nurturing a sense of care and responsibility.
Wellness and companionship
It isn’t just children who can benefit from bringing a pet into the family. No matter how bad your day might have been, getting home to a friendly welcome from your pet is sure to raise a smile.
Studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets can lower stress and bring happiness to their owners.
Pets can also reduce loneliness by providing companionship and increasing opportunities for social interaction.
Make the most of Chapelton with a four-legged friend
Pets can also be a great stimulus to get outside and one of the many benefits of living in Chapelton is being able to enjoy the green space on your doorstep with your furry friend.
The town boasts plenty of open space and a host of homes with gardens just waiting to be explored. And, despite being just a 20 minute drive from the centre of Aberdeen, there are lots of great spots to explore with the company of a pet.
Take a walk through the town before sitting outside Teacake where treats are always on offer, or wander along the Chapelton trail which throughout spring boasts plenty of fresh blooms and new smells for dogs to discover.
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