If You Don’t Think Your Kids Need A Dog After Seeing These Pics, You Must Be A Cat

In 2017, a  study  by Cambridge researchers looked at the interactions of 12-year-olds and their pets in 77 British households. The children were asked about the quality of relationships with the members of their families, including their pets. That quality was calculated across four different dimensions: satisfaction with the relationship, feelings of companionship, communication, and conflict. Of those parameters, the kids reported not only less conflict with pets than their siblings, but also more satisfaction. That’s a polite, academic way of saying they felt a stronger bond with their pet than with their brother or sister. Moreover, researchers noted that in the hierarchy of pets, kids were most bonded with dogs. So if you still believe that your kids don’t need a dog, you must be a cat.

 

1. 8 Months Ago, Our Son Got A Support Dog. Our Son Was Mostly Wheelchair Dependent. We Hoped His Dog Would Help Him Grow Stronger. I Think We Can Conclude That Together They Succeeded

8 Months Ago, Our Son Got A Support Dog. Our Son Was Mostly Wheelchair Dependent. We Hoped His Dog Would Help Him Grow Stronger. I Think We Can Conclude That Together They Succeeded

 

2. A Baby And His Dog

A Baby And His Dog

3. I Volunteer For A Dog Rescue, We Love Seeing Updates Of The Dogs In Their New Homes. This One Made Me Smile

I Volunteer For A Dog Rescue, We Love Seeing Updates Of The Dogs In Their New Homes. This One Made Me Smile

4. My Daughter Has A Huge Heart For Dogs And Begged For Months To Get Another Rescue. She Even Used All Her Money To Pitch In For The Fees. Here She Is With Our Third Rescue Pupper, Daisy

My Daughter Has A Huge Heart For Dogs And Begged For Months To Get Another Rescue. She Even Used All Her Money To Pitch In For The Fees. Here She Is With Our Third Rescue Pupper, Daisy

5. My Best Friend Has Four Paws. CJ (5 Years Old) And Chance (3 Months Old)

My Best Friend Has Four Paws. CJ (5 Years Old) And Chance (3 Months Old)

 

6. Their Dog Hasn’t Eaten Well Since They Brought Their Baby Home – Dog Kept Taking Food Into The Living Room And Leaving It There

Their Dog Hasn’t Eaten Well Since They Brought Their Baby Home - Dog Kept Taking Food Into The Living Room And Leaving It There

 

7. And I Never Thought That 17 Years Later, My Best Friend Would Live To Meet My First Child

And I Never Thought That 17 Years Later, My Best Friend Would Live To Meet My First Child

8. My Son Has Autism And One Of His Unique Trait, Is His Need For Physical Contact At All Times. Barb Came Into Our Lives And Elected Herself To The Position Of Weighted Blanket & Bodyguard

My Son Has Autism And One Of His Unique Trait, Is His Need For Physical Contact At All Times. Barb Came Into Our Lives And Elected Herself To The Position Of Weighted Blanket & Bodyguard

9. Cassidy (My Daughter) Was Snuggling Elsa (Our Rescue Pup) Under Her Hoodie. I Walked Into The Room And Asked “Where’s Elsa?” Well, Elsa Tried To Get To Me

So, Cassidy (My Daughter) Was Snuggling Elsa (Our Rescue Pup) Under Her Hoodie. I Walked Into The Room And Asked

10. We Told Lincoln To Watch Some Youtube Videos On How To Train His Puppy

We Told Lincoln To Watch Some Youtube Videos On How To Train His Puppy

11. Just A Boy And His New Dog

Just A Boy And His New Dog

12. My Moms Rescue Dog Rico Is Best Friends With My Baby. I Interrupted Them Watching Peppa Pig

My Moms Rescue Dog Rico Is Best Friends With My Baby. I Interrupted Them Watching Peppa Pig

13. Our Son Had A Heart Transplant. My Wife Made Him A Tin Man Costume. Cowardly Lion Played By Murphy Jenkins

Our Son Had A Heart Transplant. My Wife Made Him A Tin Man Costume. Cowardly Lion Played By Murphy Jenkins

 

14. This Kid Walking His Dog In Full Astronaut Gear

This Kid Walking His Dog In Full Astronaut Gear

15. 6 Years Of Friendship

6 Years Of Friendship

 

16. Peeking Buddies

Peeking Buddies

17. Our Neighbor Gives Treats Through The Fence. Recently He Has Been Giving My Daughter Treats Too. This Is Them Waiting Patiently Today

Our Neighbor Gives Treats Through The Fence. Recently He Has Been Giving My Daughter Treats Too. This Is Them Waiting Patiently Today

18. My Baby With My Dog’s Babies

My Baby With My Dog’s Babies

 

19. My Brother’s Daughter And New Puppy Are Already Best Buds, They Even Have Matching Outfits

My Brother’s Daughter And New Puppy Are Already Best Buds, They Even Have Matching Outfits

 

20. My Son And His Puppy – They Can’t Get Enough Of Each Other

My Son And His Puppy - They Can’t Get Enough Of Each Other

 

21. Our Dog Has Hardly Left My Wife’s Side Since Baby Arrived. He’s A Proud Older Brother

Our Dog Has Hardly Left My Wife’s Side Since Baby Arrived. He’s A Proud Older Brother

22. Our Good Girl, Stella. Picked Her Up A Year Ago At The Pound. The Best Farm Dog Ever

Our Good Girl, Stella. Picked Her Up A Year Ago At The Pound. The Best Farm Dog Ever

 

23. My Dog Thinks My Daughter Is His Baby. They Love Each Other So Much. This Is How They Fell Asleep Yesterday During Nap Time

My Dog Thinks My Daughter Is His Baby. They Love Each Other So Much. This Is How They Fell Asleep Yesterday During Nap Time

24. Our Daughter Was Visited By Maddie, A Therapy Dog, Before Her (Successful) Surgery At Phoenix Children’s Hospital … This Dog Helped All Of Us More Than She Will Ever Know … She’s Not A Good Girl, She’s A Great Girl

Our Daughter Was Visited By Maddie, A Therapy Dog, Before Her (Successful) Surgery At Phoenix Children’s Hospital ... This Dog Helped All Of Us More Than She Will Ever Know ... She’s Not A Good Girl, She’s A Great Girl

 

25. She’s Loyal, Protective, And Goofy. Meet My Daughter’s Best Friend

She’s Loyal, Protective, And Goofy. Meet My Daughter’s Best Friend

26. My Dog Is 18, Has Trouble Standing. Since Clare Was Born, He Stands For Hours Watching. Good Boy

My Dog Is 18, Has Trouble Standing. Since Clare Was Born, He Stands For Hours Watching. Good Boy

27. My Daughter Was Nervous Around Dogs, And Then She Met This Guy. He Let Her Love All Over Him For 20 Minutes And Afterwards, Her Fear Was Gone. Thank You, Sweet Boy, For Making Her Into The Dog Lover She Is

My Daughter Was Nervous Around Dogs, And Then She Met This Guy. He Let Her Love All Over Him For 20 Minutes And Afterwards, Her Fear Was Gone. Thank You, Sweet Boy, For Making Her Into The Dog Lover She Is

 

28. They Bonded Before We Even Left The Parking Space

They Bonded Before We Even Left The Parking Space

29. We Were So Nervous To Bring Our Newborn Son Home To Meet Our Beagle. Best Friends Right Away. Meet Oliver And His Doggo Sophie

We Were So Nervous To Bring Our Newborn Son Home To Meet Our Beagle. Best Friends Right Away. Meet Oliver And His Doggo Sophie

30. My Oldest Has Been Battling A Cold. 95 Lbs Of Lap Puppy To The Rescue. Such A Good Boy

My Oldest Has Been Battling A Cold. 95 Lbs Of Lap Puppy To The Rescue. Such A Good Boy