There are any numbers of reasons why you should call Bayou Properties in Houston and talk with a real estate agent. One reason is so they can help you find the house of your dreams and get you out of that apartment building you are in right now, the one that won’t allow you to have a dog.

If you already own a dog, then you know just how much joy Fido brings to your life. But since you live in an apartment complex that doesn’t allow dogs, you can’t enjoy the benefits of having a dog. If you own your own home and decide to get a dog, here are the benefits you will enjoy.

Better Physical Health

Owning a dog could potentially save you thousands of dollars in gym costs and medical bills. In fact, owning a dog could save your life.

It is a well-known fact that dogs love to go for walks and they need their exercise. Good dog owners know this and take their dogs for walks every day or at least several times a week. They may also throw a tennis ball with their dog, play Frisbee with them or engage in other activities that dog love. And in doing so, the owner of the dog gets plenty of exercise as well.

This means that instead of paying a lot of money for a gym membership, you can just get your exercise with Fido. And because you are getting exercise, you are keeping your weight down, lowering your blood pressure and strengthening your heart. All of which will keep you healthy and alive. Since you are leading a healthier life by exercising with your dog, you are sick less often and don’t have to go to the doctor’s office as much, which saves you a bunch of money.

Besides, who would rather go to a stinky gym and workout instead of walking their dog every day?

Better Emotional Health

We have just established that dogs can improve our physical health, most people probably know this. But what many of you probably don’t know is that dogs can also improve your emotional health.

When you have a dog, you are never really alone. And you will find that Fido lifts your spirit when you are down. Think about it; Fido is so very happy to see you when you get home from work. After you have a particularity hectic day, Fido’s wagging tail and doggy kisses can get you out of your funk.

Research has shown us that dog owners tend to be happier people. Owning a dog can even extend your lifespan, which should make anyone happy.

Home Security

Just the fact that you own a dog will make your home less targeted by thieves. The bad guys who break into homes may be criminals, but they are no fools. They know that even if you own a small dog who is obviously quite harmless, they can still bark and alert neighbors and other people if someone is breaking into the house.

And of course, nobody in the right state of mind will attempt a break-in at a home with several big dogs.

You Will Sneeze Less

While it is true that some people are allergic to dogs, for those who are not, growing up in a house with dogs might make you less likely to develop allergies.

Active Social Life

Research shows that people who have dogs are more likely to interact with others. This is because polls show that people trust others who have dogs more than random people who don’t.

So what this means is that not only does walking Fido give you good exercise, it just might improve your social life and help you get a date.

Less Depressed

Studies show that dog owners are less likely to get depressed. And dog owners who are diagnosed with depression aren’t likely to be as depressed as those who don’t own a dog. Owning a dog helps relieve the symptoms of depression and it encourages people to view life with a more positive attitude.

If you are ready to take the step from an apartment to a house and a dog, Bayou Properties can help. Give us a call today!