When returning home from work or any stressful activity, what a wonderful feeling it is to be greeted with love and happiness. Any pet owner knows how calming a feeling you get from hugging and petting your pet. There are many healthful benefits from owning a pet. There are no questions nor explanations to react to as your pet accepts you unconditionally. You can be rich or poor, ugly or beautiful, obese or skinny and you are accepted the way you are. How wonderful to feel accepted the way you are. There are several proven health benefits for people as mental,physical and emotional improvement to helping with social skills and even in decreasing a possibility of a heart attack.