For those of us who suffer a form of a constant depression owning and looking after dogs is a wonderful tonic due to the fact they give love and loyalty back regardless of how we feel or even when we growl at them when really do not feel like company.

They lighten a world for us when all around us seem dark because of our depression. Most of all they add a much needed companionship which is not judgemental and a focus in a life which seams unfocused because of the depression.

Here our dogs help myself and my partner’s depression by just being here even when they annoy us at times.