The 21st July marks International Dog Day. This day was set in 2004 to promote the adoption of rescue dogs and to celebrate our love for our loyal companions.
Did you know…?
- 53% of American households are dog owners
- Dogs are the most commonly owned pets in the UK
- 1 in 4 Spanish households have a pet dog
So why are dogs man’s best friend?
“The only, absolute and best friend that a man has, in this selfish world, the only one that will not betray or deny him, is his DOG.” King Frederick of Prussia 1789.
Dogs make great company and can reduce stress and feelings of loneliness. They are always happy to see us and will do incredible things for their family – there have been many cases of dogs saving humans from fires and medical emergencies.
They really do love their owners unconditionally and are extremely loyal. It is also suggested that owning a dog improves our mental health and keeps our hearts healthy.
Do you have a dog?
Loyal = leal/fiel
Companion = compañero
Company = compañía
Loneliness = soledad