Interacting with a pet is not only fun, it can help lower blood pressure, reduce stress, encourages movement and improves general wellbeing. It helps to release endorphins that produce a calming effect but best of all, animals help to bring people together. Pictured here is dog lover Kathleen with a beautiful beagle puppy who melted all of our hearts. It was extremely difficult to hand him back. In fact, it was really ruff!