Many working adults juggle full-time jobs and a family. For some, a family consists of furry friends that often get neglected when their owners get stuck at the office working overtime. How can you balance having a pet while working? Let’s take a look at some options.


Work from home

If you can’t imagine leaving your dog or cat home alone for more than 8 hours a day, you can look into an at home job.  If your employer allows you to work out of your house, you might want to take advantage of this opportunity. Imagine working in your at-home office with your adorable pug by your side. Who needs office co-workers when you have adorable pets to take their place?


Bring your pets to work

You might be surprised to discover that your employer will welcome your animals into the office. Studies have shown that pets calm our minds and bodies. They can increase focus, reduce blood pressure, and lower stress levels. Some even agree that animals make employees more creative, productive, and pleasant to everyone in the workplace. Your feline could very well be the office cat that everyone can enjoy.

cat laying down on ground at home

Hire a dog walker

For those who cannot work from home or bring their pets to work, hiring a dog walker is a great option. Dog walking jobs can be posted online and in various classified ads. You can also ask your vet if he or she knows of any trustworthy dog walkers. Talk to the staff at your favorite pet store and see if they can put you in touch with an exceptional dog walker. It is important to interview the potential walker and have him or her bond with your dog before hiring. If your dog does not take to the walker, it is time to choose someone else. The main focus should be on finding the right person to take fantastic care of your dog.



Believe it or not, pet daycare does exist. Just as for children, pet daycare can provide a fun place to exercise and socialize. What’s even more important is that you can rest assured your four-legged friend is being cared for by safety-certified pet care specialists.


Pets benefit human health by lowering depression, boosting immunity, lowering blood pressure, and increasing exercise. Fortunately, there are options for those who work and do not want to leave their pets alone. Working full-time should not discourage you from having a furry companion, so go buy or adopt your new friend today!

businessman in suit walking his dog