Having a pet is always a good idea, but with the current pandemic situation, they can make a stressful situation a lot easier to endure.

Jim and I have always had dogs. But, after losing our last dog to seizures last year, we decided to take some time off and let ourselves heal. When we were ready to get another dog, a Facebook post led us to Toby, our pitbull-lab-who knows what mix, who's been part of our family since late winter. Little did we know, when we brought him home, that he would make a difficult situation a whole lot more pleasant.

Don't have a pet? Here are some of the reasons I think you should consider adopting.