Kissing BirdMore and more research is proving that pet ownership and the bonds we create with our pet family does a lot of good for human beings. The unconditional love they offer literally does our hearts good, and just the act of caring for animals offers health benefits that can enhance and prolong life.

“Scientists have noticed that owning and handling animals significantly benefits health.”— Renette Wardlow, a human development specialist with University of Missouri Extension (read more)

You can read more about how pet ownership is “win-win” in this article on “How pets enrich our lives,” by Offra Gerstein, PhD, clinical psychologist.

At The Animal Store, we see proof every day how pets improve our lives. Our friends come in share their stories and their love for the pets. What’s your story? Let us know.