Dogs > Humans

As you’ll soon come to find, that is if you haven’t figured it out already, I absolutely love dogs. 

Ever since I was little I have had an obsession with dogs, although I wasn’t allowed to have a dog till middle school. Dogs are so loving and gentle, and they completely adore you no matter what. They have always, and always will have a special place in my heart.

As I’ve grown up, I have begun to greatly appreciate the loyalty of a dog. No matter how bad life is going at the moment, I always have dogs to love and support me. It may sound crazy, but I like more dogs than I do people.

Struggling with anxiety and depression, I’ve had a hard time coping and coming to terms with the idea that everything isn’t okay all the time. No matter how much worry or self-doubt, anger or frustration, my dog was the one person that I could always 100% rely on at any given time, and I feel that we take that for granted.

We take for granted the beauty and joy and love that dogs bring to the world. We take for granted their loyalty and selflessness.

When I was recently going through one of the hardest times of my life, I joined Rover and became a dog sitter. Yes, I had dog sat before, but being in a new state makes it hard to find dog walking opportunities.

I have to say, joining Rover is one of the best decisions that I’ve ever made. Being able to connect with so many loving dogs truly saved me.

I’ve never felt more loved than in the presence of a dog, and I’ve never felt safer either. Dogs can sense when I’m sad or upset and they do everything in their power to make it better, they do everything they can to make me feel undeniably and completely loved.

So yes people may think that I’m overly obsessed, or that they are “just dogs.” But they are so much more than that. They are so much more than just pets, they’re family. They will never abandon you, and they will never stop loving you. So I have made it a goal of mine to help as many dogs as I can. I’m not just going to think about all of the things that I could do to help dogs. I’m going to do them, no matter what it takes, I’m going to make a difference for them.

Because they’ve made all the difference for me. They saved me.

~Steph

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