Hook: Working full-time doesn’t mean you can’t handle caring for a pet.
When you work full-time, you don’t always seem to have time for yourself, let alone a pet. You have to get yourself ready for work every morning and leave your apartment empty or the rest of the day. When you arrive home, you need to make dinner, and you’re so tired that you need to just hit the sack as soon as possible.
This makes you wonder if you are fully capable of taking care of a pet even when you want one badly.
Having pets has its pros and its cons, but the pros far outweigh the cons. Caring for another besides yourself gives you a sense of purpose and keeps you happy.
You can actually have a pet even if you work full time. All you have to figure out is what kind of pet you can take responsibility for.
These are the perfect pets everyone yearns to have. Known as man’s best friend, dogs make such loyal and loving buddies that they keep their owners happy and healthy.
If you’ve grown up with dogs, you’ll remember the joy of coming home to one and it showering you with love and affection.
If you want to have a dog as a pet, you should adopt an adult one. Puppies need training that you may not be able to give because of your busy schedule.
You also have to remember that dogs can suffer from separation anxiety. You will need to teach your dog to get used to you leaving every day. A dog also has to know that you will be home to give it hugs and kisses at the end of the day.
The truth is that cats actually make the best working-owner pets. Unlike a dog, a cat does not need to go outside to do its business. A cat litter is all it needs and a sunny spot to sleep in for the rest of the day.
Adopting litter buddies will be best, so these can keep each other company while you’re away.
Fish and Birds
This may seem easy at first, but taking care of a bird or fish has its share of work.
Birds need a lot of stimulation, and you should be able to give it that since it’s kept in a cage for so long. Birds can get depressed when held in captivity.
Fish may seem easy to care for, but you need to clean its habitat regularly. This is also hard work, and scooping up doggy poop is actually easier.
Rabbits and Guinea Pigs
If you want a pet that’s bigger than a fish but that does not require maintenance like a dog does, then you may find a rabbit or a guinea pig a good alternative. You could also be allergic to cats so a rabbit maybe your best option.
You have to know, though, that these animals are social animals. That’s why it’s advised you adopt more than one rabbit or more than one guinea pig. Build them a home in a safe corner in your house and give them cuddle time a few hours each day.