Thinking about making some changes for the New Year? Studies show that keeping up with your New Year’s resolutions is easier when you do it with a friend. So this year, partner up with your most loyal friend – your pet and start accomplishing your goals together. Here are a few pet-friendly resolutions to help make 2020 a healthy, happy year for you and your pet.

  • Get Active: For many people, getting in shape is at the top of their resolution list. Luckily, if you have a dog, you have the perfect partner to move with. Dogs love exercise and are happy to run, walk or jog alongside you.

  • Give Back: Trying to volunteer more in the New Year? Bring your pet with you! Many schools, hospitals and assisted living homes offer pet therapy programs for their residents. If your pet is friendly and well behaved, this may be the perfect opportunity for both of you to give back.

  • Declutter: If your basement or garage are overflowing, it might be time to get rid of the extra things in your home. Donating lightly used clothing, toys, and pet supplies is a great way to start the New Year off on the right foot.

  • Go Green: Going green is easy with your pet as your partner. Start by buying earth-friendly litter, waste bags, and carpet cleaner.