How SocialPet Helped a Working Pet Parent


By Taylor Smith, Marketing Research Specialist

Taylor with her puppy, Dudley.

Taylor with her puppy, Dudley.

Do you ever feel guilty leaving your pet at home while at work? If so, I can relate. Over 50% of pet owners have to leave their pets at home each day while they work. As much as we would like to bring them with us, it is just not possible in most cases.

I became a bulldog mom a little over a year ago. I was a graduate student at the time, and most of my spare time outside of class was spent training and playing with my new puppy, Dudley. He was rarely left alone, and I would bring him everywhere I could.

While still in school I had plenty of time to spend with Dudley, but after several months I entered the real world and started my first job out of college. Although I love my job, leaving Dudley at home was hard for me at first. I felt bad leaving him at home all day with no one to check on him.

Sometimes he just stares at the camera.

Sometimes he just stares at the camera.

Over the summer, I found a solution to the anxiety and guilt I felt from leaving Dudley at home alone: The Social Pet System. The Social Pet camera and treat dispenser give me a way to interact with Dudley without physically being with him. I can check on Dudley from work and take pictures of him to share with friends and family on Facebook. I can also give him treats via the treat dispenser so he can have a little snack during the day. It has been so fun for me to see what Dudley does while I am away.

I love being able to watch Dudley while I’m away from home. I have also given some of my friends and family permission to interact with Dudley on the Social Pet System so they can take photos and give him treats. It’s a great way for me to still feel connected to Dudley and make sure he is okay, and my friends love to check in on him too!

Other times he waits patiently for a treat from the treat dispenser

Other times he waits patiently for a treat from the treat dispenser

Being a working pet parent is tough, but with Social Pet I can feel a little better about leaving my pup at home.

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2 Responses to How SocialPet Helped a Working Pet Parent

  1. Barbra Williamson says:

    I am looking for an electronic fence for a 2 year old Siamese cat.
    I have a small fenced patio (I live in a condo) but the cat (Bob) can surely jump over it. I want something that will contain him to the patio. Any suggestions?

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