Ben Williams, the famous American Jazz Musician had once said "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face".
Stop and think about it for a moment before moving on. Every word is true as true as the oxygen you're breathing in right now.
We've composed this blog for two reasons. First, it's our duty to share with others the transformative experience we've had. Second, we want to bring out the practical perspective we've experienced ourselves. We have also seen others experience the same. This blog aims to bring out the practical perspective.
Do you feel stressed at work? Does your work involve long hours of sitting at the desk? Do you feel that you don't get enough exercise in a day? Did you wish you had a companion who stood by you through your ups and downs? Do you suffer from anxiety and/or depression? Do you feel that someone would by the look in your eyes, by the tone of your voice understand what you're going through? Do you feel that you don't connect with your partner or don't get enough time with them?
If some or all these problems resonate with you, have you considered adopting a pet? Caring for a pet or even the simple act of staring at a fish in an aquarium can have lasting benefits. Studies have shown that having pets contribute to your happiness. Caring for a pet is a long term commitment and although initially they can be handful. But from this responsibility of caring stems a sense of satisfaction, a profound inner joy.
Pets do transform you, take it from us! It changes you as a person, it changes your point of view of the world around you, it changes everything. The unadulterated selfless love that your pet will have for you will change you forever as a person. No one will be more happier to see you every day when you walk in through that front door, and oh yes, they'll make sure they express it in the most expressive way possible.
How to go about adopting a pet?
In the words of Josh Duhamel “Adopted pets are the best pets you can have. Most adoptable pets come from loving homes that simply cannot care for them anymore. Or they are strays who’ve been on their own without the loving care they deserve.”
There are many not for profit organizations across India that help you in the adoption of a pet. We've listed some of them below. This list is not exhaustive.
- CUPA Second Chance Adoption Center — You can visit them after contacting them. https://cupabangalore.org/centres/second-chance-adoption-centre/
- Freagles of India — You can get in touch with them here https://www.facebook.com/freaglesofindia/
- Dharmasala Animal Rescue — https://dharamsalaanimalrescue.org/adoption/local-adoption/
- Charlie's Animal Rescue Center, Bangalore — https://charlies-care.com/index.html
- Blue Cross of India, Chennai — https://bluecrossofindia.org/adopt/
- The Bombay Society For The Prevention Of Cruelty To Animals (BSPCA), Mumbai — https://bombayspca.org/adoption_procedure.html
- The Sanjay Gandhi Animal Care Center (SGACC), New Delhi — http://www.sanjaygandhianimalcarecentre.org/
We hope that you've enjoyed reading the post as much as we've enjoyed composing it. Let us know what you think by sending your comments.