You find them waiting for you, tail wagging, when you come home from work. They eagerly lend an ear (or a paw) when you need them. They love you unconditionally.

There’s a reason dogs are known as “man’s best friend.” That’s why there’s no better drinking buddy on Earth. Cuddly pups are most definitely superior to their meowing, judgemental, notably grumpy equivalents. Here are four reasons why.

They can get the next round

Nothing is more annoying than having to get up from the couch after a few drinks to get another one. But not to worry! Eager-to-please Biscuit has been trained to open the fridge and grab you a cold one, and then resume his spot snuggled against you on the couch, presumably.

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They are the life of every party

Ever seen a person bring a cat to a bar or a party? Didn’t think so. Bring a puppy to a party? Bam. You instantly gained 10 more friends. People you’ve never even talked to before are coming out of the woodwork to see what your dog’s name is, when you got it, and how old it is. Dogs are the best ice breakers, and the best plus-one to bring to a party.

They are biologically attuned to your chill

Like the most perfect best friend, dogs love you unconditionally. Plus, dogs are scientifically proven to relieve stress and anxiety, just like a little imbibing session. What could be better than the dynamic duo of booze and pups? Nothing, that’s what.

They’re down for anything

Pups are the most flexible creatures out there. Want to go to a bar? They’ll happily oblige. Want to stay home to watch Netflix and drink a bottle of wine? They’ll snuggle right up next to you while you do it. Everyone needs a friend who is down for whatever. Everyone needs a dog.