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The Benefits of Adopting a Pet in Your 20s

For many, the early-20s periodfollowing college graduationinvolves lots of changes. It often involves moving to a new city,making new friends, and transitioningto the structure of a 9-to-5 workday. It's also a time marked by loneliness. Having a constant animalcompanion can help alleviatesome of those feelings. Pets can encourageyou to be more social. Even when you're not feeling social,an animal friend can provide steady,silent companionship. There are hardships and expenses,yes, but overall adopting a petcan be very fulfilling.

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