Being a renter often means no pets allowed. But if you’re an animal lover, that doesn’t mean you have to go without any animal contact. Here are a few ways to make some furry friends and get some therapeutic snuggle time, before you can get a fur baby of your own!
Be a Dog-Walker
Plenty of dog owners don’t have time to walk their dogs but you can do it for them! Walking dogs is a fantastic way to meet some friendly pooches, while getting some exercise and fresh air. Join a dog-walking service or Facebook group to find your new canine companions!
Volunteer at an Animal Shelter
Animal shelters are always looking for volunteers. By offering your time to help feed, socialize and walk unwanted animals, you will not only get facetime with some furry friends but you’ll also do good in your community.
Be a Pet-Sitter
Pet sitting is a fantastic way to get to travel AND hang out with cats, dogs, bunnies, and other cuddly creatures. People often offer you their homes for free while they’re away in exchange for looking after their pets. Join your local pet-sitting network to get started.
Visit Friends with Pets
If you can’t have pets in your apartment but you have pals who can, be sure to catch up with them AND their fur babies. Instead of hitting the café or cocktail bar, organize your catch-ups in pet friendly places so you can get your animal fix while hearing the latest gossip.