Growing up with a dog friend is priceless – and very beneficial to both parties. The little human learns how to interact with another living being, what it means to be patient and empathetic, and discovers from a very young age that animals need to be respected and treated with love. The dog learns similar things just as well, finding out how to behave with their little fur-less friend, how to make the baby laugh, and what not to do to make them cry. It has been also proven that raising children with animals has a number of important benefits when it comes to physical and psychological health, among them, strengthening the baby’s immune system.
Of course, apart from those valuable benefits and lessons that having a baby and a dog combo brings round, the experience also abounds in something more trivial, but still absolutely wonderful – all the cuteness!
Apache, a dog rescued from Fresno by the organization Compassion Without Borders, could teach a class all about spending quality dog-child time. Together with his baby sister Everly, they are a textbook example of adorableness. Apache was rescued as a puppy after he had been attacked by a coyote. He almost did not survive the attack, but, fortunately, he recovered and now finally has his happy ending at his little human friend’s side!
To learn more about Compassion Without Borders and their work, click here.