July 8, 2014 By admin

It’s a Dog Eat Dog World!

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The last year has been a whirlwind. I can’t believe it’s already July and I’ve been with Integrate Public Relations for a year now. In the past year I’ve come to realize that, outside of adapting to a new city and a new job, one of the biggest adjustments has been learning to be a good pet owner with a full time job.

 This is my dog, Harper.

I found her on a street in downtown San Antonio back in college, and she stole my heart right then and there. She’s also a little over a year old now, and it’s been challenging trying to figure out how to manage having a dog and having a job, without spending gobs of money.

If you’re like me, or some of the other IntegratePR team members, you’re a little (over) attached to your pup, and leaving them alone all day tears you apart, but sometimes that’s just what it comes down to when doggie day care starts to add up, your roommate works strange hours and you don’t have family members in town. I’m here to share my tips on having a puppy in a big city, with a busy job.

1. Leave food in the cage

2. Make some room

3. Have a friend

4. Take advantage of weekends

 5. Rise and Shine

 

Dogs truly are members of the family, and a huge responsibility. With an office of dog-lovers, we’ve been lucky enough to celebrate Bring Your Dog to Work Day for the last couple of years. It can be challenging and stressful to have a dog with a full time job, but there are ways to make it work and keep your pup happy!

Written by: Allison Huseman