There are far more benefits to owning a pet than one can state. First, pets bring a lot of joy to their owners. They provide company and love. If you come home from a bad day at work, the dog or cat will most likely greet you at the door.
It will show you love and you will need that after your day at work. If you are a shy person, walking a dog around the neighborhood will allow you to get to know your neighbors. I have learned that I don’t need to go up to someone and introduce myself. Instead, my dog does that for me. Also, dogs will provide protection if you need it. If they hear a strange sound, they will alert you. That will allow you to sleep better at night.