A pet will never judge you.
Never. You can be anxious and afraid around your pet, and she will never care. As long as you love and take care of your pet, she will still love you. So, you're anxious - so what? Your pet still thinks you're the best thing in the whole world, and that's something.
They can help with meeting new people.
Socializing and interacting can be super anxiety-provoking. Making friends and holding conversations can be a challenge, but your pet is here to help. Your puppy is adorable? Everyone who sees him will stop to tell you so.
"Some people find that being with a pet makes their anxiety at meeting strangers less," Humphrey's said. "A pet is also often a way into social interaction, like when you see someone walking a dog they may seem more approachable and also you have a conversation starter at hand. ('Is that a beagle?' 'Wow,what a beautiful coat of fur!,' 'What is your dog's name?')."
Your pet is an automatic conversation starter, the mutual friend between you and the world - and sometimes even a wingman. Hey, if it works, it works.
You never have to worry if your pet loves you or not.
Sometimes, it can feel like no one really likes you all that much. That's not true, of course. It's still hard to make yourself believe it, though. But when you come home and your pet comes running to you, you know one thing: as long as you have your pet, there will always be at least one person in the world who's on your side.
In fact, they'll always love you, no matter what.