Man's best friend, indeed! I often judge people based on the way they treat dogs... if you're cool with K9's, you're cool with me. In other words, I'm not exactly a fan of Michael Vick.

Today (August 26th) is National Dog Day. It's a great time to think about adopting a pooch too!

Here’s 10 amazing benefits from being around dogs according to Mental Floss. 

  1. You get sick less often
  2. Resistance to allergies (unless you’re allergic to dogs of course)
  3. Overall they make you happier
  4. Good for your heart
  5. You get more exercise
  6. Helps improve your social life
  7. Some breeds of dogs have helped humans learn they have cancer and detected it early enough to save them.
  8. Dogs are a reflection of your personality. This may help you if you have areas to work on.
  9. Lower stress! Stressed out? Just pet a dog for a while.
  10. They’re pretty cute too, so there’s that.

Interested in adopting a new family member? Here's some great Wyoming animal shelters.