One reason Luke Buchanan suggests that everyone try to find work that involves animals is that working with and being around animals actually reduces stress levels. People who live with pets have lower blood pressure and less anxiety than those without pets. Animals can even help keep depression at bay and boost immunity. With all of these health benefits, Luke Buchanan can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t want to work with animals.
Another reason Luke Buchanan recommends people seek out work with animals is that animals are, at least under most circumstances, incredibly loving. The animals Luke Buchanan works with at PetFinder events love the attention and are very affectionate. The love animals offer is a special sort. Luke Buchanan finds himself overwhelmed each week by the sheet amount of attention and love the animals shower upon him. If you are mindful and kind to the animals you work with, the returns can be immeasurable.
One final reason Luke Buchanan suggests working with animals is that the other people you work with are also animal lovers. There is a great love and enthusiasm that your fellow volunteers will exude because they truly care about doing what is best for these animals, and Luke Buchanan finds this attitude absolutely contagious. Whether it’s photographing animals like Luke Buchanan, or cleaning cages, or just playing fetch, working with animals is a true joy.
Below are some examples of some of the pets Luke Buchanan has worked with in the past: