In uncertain times, we search for a way to manage a roller coaster of emotions. Finding ways to ground ourselves and diffuse tension both mentally and physically becomes even more important. Thankfully, for us dog lovers, our furry best friends can accomplish both.
Research backs this up. Loving on a dog can help lower stress levels. Newsinhealth.nih.gov says “interacting with animals has been shown to decrease levels of cortisol and lower blood pressure.” A Harvard study found that dogs allow for a more positive lifestyle as owners form meaningful connections that benefit their overall health. These connections come from socially linking to fellow dog lovers and their pets, as well as the deep bond with your own pup.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) calls it “The Pet Effect.” They say that interacting with an animal can help alleviate feelings of isolation, loneliness, anxiety, depression, and even long-term mental health issues.
Creating social networks through your dog is a big part of the release of stress. ADAA shares that pet owners are likely to form a social support network. This is another reason for pup parents to bring their dogs to a social club made for people too!
A Ruff Day Bark Club strives to fill this need by bringing like-minded pet parents together with their dogs. We host events where you and your pup can have fun and meet up with more of your kind. Dogs play in our custom playground while you sip a cocktail and chat in the member’s lounge, watching the pups through large viewing windows.
We love being social with you through our media channels where we can feature members—both four and two-legged, and share news and fun times with you. This is one more way we love to build community through A Ruff Day Bark Club.
Getting a wet nose kiss or a wagging tail is thanks enough for taking care of a furry best friend, but it’s nice to know there are more benefits to keep us well, just as we strive to keep our pups healthy and happy.
See you soon Bark Clubbers!