Get a Dog...or a Cat! National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

Does your social life need a boost? Get a dog. It is National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, after all. A new survey found that 50% of dog owners say they have made friends while on their dog walks. And 16% say they know someone who has met their significant other through having a dog. 54% of dog owners say their pup has boosted their confidence and made it easier for them to talk to strangers. 40% said having a dog increased their overall happiness. (SWNS)

We’re stressed …According toGallup’s 2019 Global Emotions Report, Americans are among the most stressed people in the world. 55% of Americans said they’d experienced stress during “a lot of the day” – way above the global average of 35%. Only people in Greece, the Philippines and Tanzania are more stressed out than we are. (The New York Times)

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