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The part time pet sitter

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I was in my last year last semester of Master in Finance when I got Pluto. By the way Pluto was my Pit-bull. He was energetic dog and always ready to play. We had a small independent villa so there was no issue of neighbors complaining. While we enjoyed his company keeping turn out to difficult once I got job. I used to be full day busy and parents too had their respective job. Keeping him in boarding for whole day turned out to be expensive. So finally I decided to give him for adoption. Being a pure breed pedigree dog I got multiple request to take him home. His new owner was retired coach with lots of knowledge about guarding breed dog. Pluto got new house and loving family.

In this process of adoption I received lot of direct and indirect hate comments. I decide not keep dog in future but I do missed have pet. I shared this thought with one of my neighborhood friend who was also a pet parent. He had a golden retriever named max. Max and Pluto were friends but max had never came to my home before.

“Anand, Are you free this Sunday?”, he asked.

“Oh yes, Why?”, I asked.

” Max always needs a human company. My mother is always at home but this Sunday we all are going for wedding outstation. Max is not so friendly with other dogs so I usually avoid boarding”, he said.

I had literally no plan neither my family so I said Yes.

That Sunday he left Max at my home and pick him back that evening. A day with Max refreshed me. Being a pet parent for a day again was blessed. Max was comparatively lazy dog. He slept half day and rest of day we watched Netflix. At the end of day his dad brought sweets for me. So, my efforts were worth. As the time passed by Max visited to my place couple of times more. I enjoyed his company and sweets given by his owner.

A news that I used to board pets in free time spread in our neighborhood pet group. While I never charged Max’s father but other had to pay me. My dad got retired 3 month ago and he decided to board dogs on weekdays too. Actually it was my dad who used to take care of dog not I . We never had dog of our own but we cared for pets of others. Last Sunday we had special guest it was Pluto. Seeing him after long 6 years was bless. Not having a pet doesn’t make you a less animal lover. I see youth of today voluntary at shelter in free time and walking others dog for pocket money and I am happy about. May be I would get my own dog when I would be settled in life.

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The way to be half pet parent

I stay away from my family since last six years , first for graduation and later for job. Back at my home I have couple cats and a dog. Pets are part of my life and I often used to miss them away from home. Just like me I often meet student and young professionals who are animal lover and wish to keep pet with themselves . So , Should I get a pet or look for an alternative? Well, the answer is alternative . No matter how much you feel to keep a cat or dog , you should not get one till you have a stable lifestyle. Its not difficult to keep pet with roommates but just think what will you do when one of you will plan to marry or relocate to new city. Here are some tips and young professionals .

Be a dog walker

DSC_0132-8A dog walker is one of the most underrated job. You spend a hour per day with some else dog to give them a walk and get paid for it. Many elderly couple don’t have time or energy to take their dog for walk. At such instance dog walker comes handy. Such task don’t much time and came be adjusted in your day to day routine.

Volunteer at Rescue Center on weekends

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Rescue center lack human power (most of time). You can contact your local animal rescue center for more information. All you need to do is stay with animal and take care for a day. They would provide you certification according to working hours .

Enroll for dog training course 

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Dog training course include animal therapy, dog training, dog after training course and animal rescue course. Although there are not much institutes for dog training but you can mostly complete these course in part time.

Take care of your neighbor’s pet in his absence

 

DSC_0062-7.jpgIf you have a good relationship with your neighbor you can suggest them to board their dog at your home when they are planning for vacation or work trip. You could charge them according to market rate.

Nurture campus dog and feed him

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Campus dogs are best solution. Once you feed a stray campus dog he will follow you in whole campus. Your hostel warden would have no reason to complaint since your not taking him to your room. Do spray them local canine control people would help you to spray them at no charge.

Get a fish tank

If you are planning to get a pet start with small. No one complaints about goldfish barking and you don’t need much maintenance. You learn to keep pet and responsibilities required for it.

Its true that neighbor’s pet cant be your own pet but you know what if you love animals they will love you back irrespective of who you are.

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