Is Petting the Key to Helping Shelter Dogs Cope?

More than walking them—petting shelter dogs is critical for their well-being
Petting and walking shelter dogs.

Petting dogs is one of the great joys of life! The benefits of this simple yet beautiful action are well-known. For people, it can lower blood pressure and the levels of stress hormones (such as cortisol) and raise the levels of various neurotransmitters that elevate our mood. It’s not a magic pill, but it sure feels like one sometimes.

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