There are numerous benefits that can be accrued from keeping pets at home. These benefits range from psychological to health benefits. Research has shown that having pets around one’s home lowers a person’s blood pressure and also reduces anxiety (Sussman, 63). Studies have shown that children who grow up with pets are less likely to develop allergies as has been the belief of many. Pets serve as great companions especially to children and the aged. They create a kind of a social connection that enables children and the aged to fully express themselves. It is a challenge though to decide which pet to keep at home.