Keeping Your Pets Entertained While You’re Away from Home

With most people in the workforce returning to their 9 to 5 jobs in the office, your pets are definitely noticing your absence after spending a glorious few months or years together at home.

While it may have been easy to keep them entertained with cuddles, treats, exercise, and generally being in each other’s company, your pets are undoubtedly missing the extra attention they had.

How can you make sure your furry friend doesn’t get too sad while they wait for you to return home during the week? Here are a few of our tried-and-tested ideas:

Bags and boxes

This one is great for cats, but curious pups are sure to enjoy this, too! Set out a few paper bags and cardboard boxes around the house for your pet to explore and play inside while you’re away. Some pets may chew on these, and that’s fine! This is a safer object to chew on than your shoes, for example. On that note…

Chew toys

You aren’t home to attend to those moments when it goes quiet in the house and your pet is likely up to something naughty. Setting out chew toys to keep their mouths busy and away from your shoes is so important! Some items to get include tummy-friendly chewy toys for dogs, and catnip mice and other fabric chew toys for kitties.


Consider hiding a few treats around the house for your pet to sniff out and enjoy a delicious surprise every so often. This is a great way to keep them snacking between bouts of play and to keep them occupied in a certain part of the house over others if you want it that way.



Enjoy this blog? Let's stay connected ;)