An Overall Benefit
This last pet fact rounds out this article nicely. It makes the claim that having a pet is an overall benefit to your well-being. Not only do pets give you companionship, but they also help boost your self-esteem, encourage you to be in better shape, and stave off loneliness.
If anyone reading this is on the fence about bringing a pet into their life, this final fact should give you some motivation to do it. I expect that the odds that you regret getting a pet are incredibly low. I can support this idea since having a pet has only been a benefit for me.