While life can be difficult even in the best of times, the current state of the world has increased stressful living by orders of magnitude. The challenges of the past almost seem quaint when your anxieties are steadily reaching new highs — and causing you to feel new lows. It helps to know that you’re not alone in how you’re feeling. It also helps to take proactive steps to lower your stress levels. In addition to engaging in daily exercise and eating healthy, you might consider getting a pet. More specifically, getting a Goldendoodle, which might possibly be the best pet ever. Here’s why:

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The health benefits of pets

Most pet owners are clear about the immediate joys that come with sharing their lives with companion animals. However, many of us remain unaware of the physical and mental health benefits that can also accompany the pleasure of snuggling up to a furry friend. It’s only recently that studies have begun to scientifically explore the benefits of the human-animal bond.

Pets have evolved to become acutely attuned to humans and our behavior and emotions. Dogs, for example, are able to understand many of the words we use, but they’re even better at interpreting our tone of voice, body language, and gestures. And like any good human friend, a loyal dog will look into your eyes to gauge your emotional state and try to understand what you’re thinking and feeling (and to work out when the next walk or treat might be coming, of course). Read more at Help Guide…

Your Goldendoodle could be the reason why you smile after a stressful day. Do you live alone? There’s nothing as sweet as a cute pup lovingly waiting for you at the door when you get back home.

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Not only will your Goldendoodle provide amazing company, but you’ll have a lot of fun with him too. Soon, you will likely notice that you’re not as stressed as you were before. There is scientific proof for this.

College is stressful. Students have classes, papers, and exams. But they also often have work, bills to pay, and so many other pressures common in modern life.

Many universities have instituted “Pet Your Stress Away” programs, where students can come in and interact with cats and/or dogs to help alleviate some of the strain.

Scientists at Washington State University have recently demonstrated that, in addition to improving students’ moods, these programs can actually get “under the skin” and have stress-relieving physiological benefits.

“Just 10 minutes can have a significant impact,” said Patricia Pendry, an associate professor in WSU’s Department of Human Development. “Students in our study that interacted with cats and dogs had a significant reduction in cortisol, a major stress hormone.” Read more at Science Daily…

Long petting sessions with your new Goldendoodle puppy may be just what you need to cope with the increasing challenges of work and life.

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To make things even better, Goldendoodles are known for naturally possessing the qualities that make great therapy dogs. You’ll see why when you spend any amount of time with these loving and loyal companions who love to please. The following story has more:

Truett, of Owensville, Missouri, was born in 2017 with a genetic disorder and a congenital heart defect and has undergone more than a dozen surgeries, including three open heart surgeries.

But complications during his most recent open-heart surgery over the summer left Truett needing a heart transplant, which he received in October.

“As a mom, feeling torn between being there for Truett, taking care of my other children and being a wife as well, it’s taken a toll on our family but its taught us a lot,” his mom Danielle Palmer told InsideEdition.com. “We’ve learned family is so important and our family bond is stronger than ever.”

One thing Truett looked forward to during his most recent hospital stay was weekly visits from a therapy dog named Zuri.

“She was a Goldendoodle and she had curly hair and it was just kind of different, because he suffers from sensory issues and he doesn’t like anyone touching his feet,” Danielle said. “But with Zuri, she would come in and he would just run his feet through her fur and he was just joyful when he was with her. It’s like the world didn’t exist.” Read more at Inside Edition…

If you’re ready for your new best friend and starting your own course of Goldendoodle therapy, you won’t do better than a second-to-none pup from Blue Ridge Goldendoodles. Our health-guaranteed beauties will bring joy to your most difficult days. Keep an eye on our Available Puppies page to find the one that’s meant for you.