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If you really want a pet, but you don't have the time to care for a dog, then consider that there may be other options for you. Typical lower maintenance pets include fish, small birds, cats, and some members of the reptile family.
If you're still keen on spending time with a canine, you can still volunteer your time to be a dog handler or dog walker at your local animal shelter. You can spend anywhere from several hours a week to just a few hours a month of your time.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|