5 Reasons Dogs are the Best Snugglers

by DFS-Pet-Blog on December 17, 2014

Love is in the air. For my family that means spending nights snuggled in watching endless movies with warm mugs of tea. And, of course, with our 4-year-old black Labrador, Deke, and 5-year-old Terrier/Chihuahua, Annie, curled up at our feet or on our laps.

It got me thinking about how dogs are masters of snuggling. Blog-Best-Snugglers-34228P#090_1-web

Does that ever happen to you? You sit down to relax, and your pets think you’ve sat down from a long day at work to scratch behind ears or give some belly rubs. Well played, pups. I’m sure you have plenty of your own reasons, but here are five reasons why I think dogs are the best snugglers:

  1. They don’t care if you have morning breath and your hair looks a mess. The unconditional love is just that — free of judgment and full of warmth. They don’t notice your flaws, and they help you celebrate your successes with a good snuggle.
  2. They can get comfortable in any position! It still baffles me how Annie can just curl up into the smallest crevice between the couch cushions and fall asleep. If humans could do that, we would probably be a much more rested group — imagine how productive we would be for four solid hours if we slept for 20 hours!
  3. They make great neck pillows. Odd, I know. But my 7-pound Annie continually snuggles up on the top of the couch, so when we lean back, she’s right there behind our necks. She loves it though, so we’re not complaining.
  4. When you tear up watching that horrible Lifetime movie for the fifth time (but will never admit to!) and your dog looks at you with those it’s-OK-I-won’t-tell-anyone eyes, and you just melt. Nothing matters except that you’re spending time with him or her. And they’ll forever keep your affinity for made-for-TV movies and B list actors a secret.
  5. They’re great for your health. Raise your hand if you feel better when you see your dog! It has been proven that petting your dog (or your feline friend) has many health benefits including reduced stress. We’re full swing into the most stressful time of year with family visits, shopping and holiday baking, so it’s the perfect time to have a buddy to help you de-stress.  Other health benefits for pet owners include lower blood pressure, increased longevity, and improved survival rates after heart attacks.

Whether you’ve recently welcomed a new puppy into your home for the first time, or you’re a lifelong dog parent, there are endless reasons why canines hold a special place in our hearts (and on our couches!). Why do you think dogs are the best snugglers? Post a comment below!


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DJ December 26, 2014 at 11:17 pm

Hahaha! this is so true!

Peg March 26, 2015 at 2:46 pm

I agree. My husband and I have a border collie. She loves to cuddle when we finally get to relax after a long day. She loves spending time with us and she also loves our 3 cats 🙂

Michael Hogan October 20, 2015 at 1:06 am

When I am out all I can think about is getting home to see my dogs. lol

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