Is a Study Buddy on Your Back-to-School List?

Posted on Monday, July 29th

School is almost here!!

Back-to-School time can often trigger worries that our kids might not buckle down and do their schoolwork. After a summer of fun, sitting down to seriously hit the books may not be that high on their list, right? Finding a way to positively and effectively reinforce studying is a challenge, as all parents know.

At Furkids, we know that kids respond enthusiastically and look forward to reading with cats as part of our FurTales program. Of course, parents love it to. We have learned that having a cat or dog nearby can help distracted kids slow down and focus on reading and schoolwork. Studies show that studying with a pet lowers stress, and can be a great mood booster. And, the social support a pet provides can make a person feel more relaxed and decrease stress, according to the National Center for Health Research. Beyond that, adding age-appropriate pet care responsibilities helps boost your child's self esteem, empathy for others, and sense of responsibility.

So, before school starts back, come visit our dog or cat shelter any time and ask us about adopting or fostering a Study Buddy. By adopting or fostering a Study Buddy to be in your home 24 x 7, your kids will have an incentive to study all the time. And, adopting or fostering a Study Buddy saves lives, giving another needy animal a loving home, and a chance at a happy life.

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