If you sometimes suspect your furry, four-legged friend makes life worth living, you could be right.
On Saturday, October 19, the Bomaderry community are celebrating the contribution dogs make to our wellbeing for Mental Health Month.
"It doesn't matter who you are, or what your background is, if you have a dog, you have a way to connect with other people," said organiser Kylie Knight.
She said that's not the only benefit dogs bring into their owners lives - which is important to remember when your pup has puked on the carpet for the third time in a week.
"They bring us comfort, they're always happy to see you, dogs make us exercise, they love us unconditionally, and they're ridiculously funny," she said.
The 'Tribute 2 Doggos' event will run from 10.30am-12.30pm at Thurgate Oval, with free coffee for the first hour.
All good dogs (and humans) are welcome. There will be live music, roving rangers and staff from Bomaderry Vet available to answer questions.
Dave from Pet Paradise Parks will be there to chat all things dog behaviour.
And if you don't have a pup of your own to bring along, four of the court companion dogs will be on hand to distribute face licks and gratefully accept tummy rubs.
The event has been made possible with a grant from WayAhead - Mental Health Association of NSW.