I found that when I was at my lowest I needed to feel needed, so I got a rescue dog .It was so great having happiness greet me every time I opened the door.
Also it meant that it got me out of the house because I wouldn’t have bothered going for a walk for myself, but I would make the effort for my pup . It also helped bring back a routine with my sleep as I had to get up everyday early to feed the pup.
It worked so well for me that I now have three rescue dogs now and they are my babies. I love them.