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Security and Independence
As your fibro begins to dictate when and where you can go, you might spend more time indoors and isolated from the rest of the world. Isolation can bring depression and loss of self-confidence, and that is a recipe for a difficult, lonely life.
The mere presence of an animal can be enough to slash your feelings of insecurity and helplessness. You don’t need a trained guard dog to help you feel safe; a grateful rescue dog will be just as loyal and protective over your happiness and safety as any other. And if you’re willing to put in some time and effort to train your new companion, they could even start helping around the house!