So lemme level with you, there’s been a lot of cool research about how dogs see themselves as part of our family. And sure, we don’t need scientists to *tell us* that our dogs love us like family; it’s something we know. That moment when your dog hops on you, tail a’waggin, and gives you a big sloppy kiss at the end of the day, has got to be worth at least 2-3 super-well researched studies. But it’s still nice to know when the evidence is on your side!
You can check out a summary of the research here.