Is your dog your best friend? I'm pretty sure most of the people in my life would say yes.

You know the famous saying, "a dog is a man's best friend?" Well, looks like you can thank women for that. A new study done at Washing State University, found that the relationship dogs have with women might be the reason for the dog-human bond.

Jaime Chambers, a WSU anthropology Ph.D. student says,

“Humans were more likely to regard dogs as a type of person if the dogs had a special relationship with women. They were more likely to be included in family life, treated as subjects of affection and generally, people had greater regard for them.”

The research showed that women were more likely to treat dogs like people. They became more involved with them by giving them a name, allowing them to sleep next to them eat with them, etc.

I'm not going to lie, I baby my boyfriends dog way more than he does. Don't get me wrong, they're best friends. But whenever I'm around, he's stuck to me like glue and it's definitely because I let him sleep next to me and sneak him food sometimes. It's the eyes, I can't say no to those big puppy dog eyes! Chambers says,

“Dogs are everywhere humans are. They have hitched themselves to us and followed us all over the world. It’s been a very successful relationship.”

If you've been dabbling with the thought of adding a furry friend to your family, you should do it! Animals can teach you so much! They teach you how to love unconditionally, enjoy down time and practice forgiveness.

There's no better time to adopt than the present! Since the beginning of the pandemic 750,000 animals have been adopted from shelters. Michigan's adoption rate was pretty impressive! Around 62.8%.of shelter pets were adopted.

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