Pets are a great motivation for people. Dogs are great with encouraging owners to get up and get some exercise, this can be very beneficial for those who are suffering from severe depression. Pets can also have a calming effect on people just by petting them or sitting beside them. That gives the owner a chance to relax and calm their mind.
Pets are also great company. They can give their owners a sense of security. Pets can help people feel less lonely as if they have someone to share their daily routine with.
Pets can help children with ADHD as well. Children with ADHD can benefit from taking care of a pet with a schedule (typically a dog) such as feeding, walking, and bathing. It can help a child with ADHD to learn how to plan and take responsibility.