2020 was a record year for dog adoptions. And lots of pet owners spent plenty of time at home with their pets this past year.

But 2021 has more and more people heading back to work – and that means pets will be at home alone.

Of course, you want to take care of your pet – even if you can’t physically be there. So, while you’re making money for more treats, do a few of these things for your fur friend.


Exercise with Your Pet Before You Leave

Your pet loves to spend time with you – and they also need exercise! So why not combine the two and go for a walk or play some catch before you leave.


Drop in For Lunch if You Can

Not everyone can do this, but if you can stop by your place for lunch, your pet will be thrilled to see you. This also allows them a potty break and the chance to see your smiling face!


Hire A Pet Sitter

Do you have a neighbor who could watch your dog? Then a pet sitter may be the answer!


Create a Safe Space for Them

The most important thing you can do is keep your pet safe while you’re at work. Create an area for them with their favorite toys, food and drink, and bedding – and the ability to move around – and look around. Clearly Loved Pets Lucidium Pens are ideal for this as they provide plenty of room and allow your pet to see exactly what’s happening.


Keep An Eye on Your Pet

Just like a baby cam, you can get a pet cam – which allows you to see what your pet is up to and talk with them, too. Digital Camera World has some great suggestions for pet cams if you’re in the market for one.


Heading back to the office can create some anxiety for your pet, but it doesn’t have to. Shower your pet with affection before you leave – and when you get home – and they’ll know that you’re always going to be there for them.